Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 9
The Ministry of Defence has come out with a listing of 101 varieties of navy tools, weapons and ammunition which might be progressively barred from being imported beginning December 2020.
The “Negative Import List” of 101 embargoed objects contains not simply easy elements, but additionally some excessive know-how weapon programs like artillery weapons, assault rifles, warships, sonar programs, submarines, gentle transport plane, gentle fight helicopters (LCHs), radars and lightweight fight plane.
‘Big Push for self-reliance, boost for Indian industry’
This is an enormous step in direction of self-reliance in defence. It additionally gives an amazing alternative to the Indian trade to fabricate objects on the ‘negative list’ through the use of its personal capabilities or adopting the applied sciences designed by the DRDO. — Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister
Any merchandise on the ‘negative list’ can now solely be sourced from the home trade. Most of the objects on the embargo checklist are already being produced by the general public sector items or the personal trade.
The MoD will place orders value Rs four lakh crore with the home trade over the following 5-7 years by reducing down on these imports. For now, India is a prime importer of weapons and tools.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh introduced the coverage on Sunday, saying that the embargo could be applied in phases.
Among the large orders for the home trade might be submarines, which might come below the import embargo by December 2021. A contract for six of those could be value about Rs 42,000 crore. The probably embargo date for LCA MK-1A is December 2020. An order of 123 of those for the IAF with an approximate value of Rs 85,000 crore will now go to home gamers. The embargo on imports might be progressively applied from 2020 to 2024.
The Department of Military Affairs (DMA) headed by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, ready the checklist of 101 objects. The Indian defence trade can both have its personal design or undertake the applied sciences designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation.
The checklist was finalised by the MoD after a number of rounds of consultations with all stakeholders, together with Army, Air Force, Navy, DRDO, Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), Ordnance Factory Board and the personal trade. They assessed the present and future capabilities of the Indian trade for manufacturing.
Barred imports: Warships, submarines, LCA
The banned objects comprise not simply easy elements but additionally some excessive know-how weapon programs like artillery weapons, assault rifles, warships, sonar programs, submarines, gentle transport plane, gentle fight helicopters, radars and lightweight fight plane.
Rs52k-cr price range for home buy
The MoD has bifurcated the capital procurement price range for 2020-21 into home and international routes. A separate price range head has been created with an outlay of Rs 52,000 cr for home capital procurement.