Domestic gear to assist in disaster: Army Vice-Chief

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 17

Vice-Chief of the Indian Army Lt Gen SK Saini on Monday mentioned in crunch conditions, applied sciences developed by different international locations would both not be accessible or buying these would price us our strategic autonomy. The defence forces have been, therefore, indigenous options to satisfy their wants.

He was talking at a webinar organised by FICCI on “Ushering indigenisation through Make in India”.

Lt Gen Saini mentioned about 40 per cent of Indian Army’s procurement schemes have been valued at lower than Rs 300 crore. A Rs 300-crore cutoff restrict allowed the Army to course of the case at its personal stage, slicing down slow-paced processes. This decrease common price of acquisition facilitated and promoted large participation by MSMEs and startups.

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