Rajnath Singh launches on-line portal to advertise indigenisation in defence manufacturing

New Delhi, August 14

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday launched a web based portal that gives details about defence gear and objects that may be taken up for indigenisation by non-public sector firms.

Moreover, the Defence Ministry stated two memoranda of understandings (MoUs) had been signed between the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) within the presence of Rajnath Singh on Friday, the concluding day of “Atmanirbhar week”.

Similarly, two MoUs had been signed between non-public entities and the DPSUs on Friday.

The Defence Minister on Friday stated: “Till sometime back, for our defence procurement, we have been looking towards the best technologies available in the world. But now our outlook has changed. We are thinking about how to manufacture the latest equipment ourselves or through joint ventures or transfer-of-technology.”

The aforementioned on-line portal that may promote indigenisation of defence objects’ manufacturing known as “SRIJAN”.

The DPSUs, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and headquarters of the armed forces (SHQs) can show on SRIJAN these objects which can be being imported presently in order that the Indian business can design, develop and manufacture them domestically as per its functionality, the ministry famous.

It stated the involved DPSU or the OFB or the SHQ will work together with the Indian business based mostly on its requirement of the gear and as per the rules.

The Ministry stated Goa Shipyard Limited signed an MoU on Friday with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Goa, on areas equivalent to synthetic intelligence, web of issues and computational subject dynamics.

An MoU on growth of unmanned aerial autos (UAVs) or drones was signed between BEML Limited and IIT Kanpur. The firm additionally signed an MoU with Nasscom, the Bengaluru-based apex physique of IT firms.

The Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) signed an MOU on Friday for “indigenous overhauling of the main motor of SSK Class Submarines” with Medha Servo Drives Private Limited.

During the weeklong ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ celebrations, the Ministry stated new services had been launched, contracts and MoUs had been signed and Expression of Interests (EOIs)/Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued.

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) issued an EOI for indigenisation of 46 objects having a complete worth of Rs 100 crores, stated the Ministry.

These objects are for a Russian undertaking.

The Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) issued an EOI for indigenisation of 5 objects having a complete worth of Rs 31 crore.

Similarly, Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) issued an EOI for indigenisation of 11 objects having a complete worth of Rs 15 crore. PTI

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