India puts embargo on import of 101 defence items to boost 'self-reliance': Rajnath Singh

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  • Embargo on imports is planned to be progressively implemented between 2020 to 2024: Rajnath Singh
  • India is now ready for the big push to the atma nirbhar or self-dependent initiative announced by PM Modi
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that India is now ready for the big push to the atma nirbhar or self-dependent initiative announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Earlier his office tweeted that he will make an important announcement at 10 am today. “Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh will make an important announcement at 10.00 am today," RMO India tweeted.This comes a day after senior military commanders from India and China held talks on reducing tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh

The list of 101 embargoed items comprises of not just simple parts but also some high tech weapon systems like artillery guns, assault rifles, corvettes, sonar systems, transport aircraft, LCHs, radars & many other items to fulfil needs of our Defence Services.
-Embargo on imports is planned to be progressively implemented between 2020 to 2024. Our aim is to apprise the Indian defence industry about the anticipated requirements of the Armed Forces so that they are better prepared to realise the goal of indigenisation: Defence Minister
-Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a clarion call for a self-reliant India based on the 5 pillars Economy, Infrastructure, System, Demography & Demand and announced a special economic package for Self-Reliant India named ‘Atamnirbhar Bharat’.

Taking cue from that evocation, the Ministry of Defence has prepared a list of 101 items for which there would be an embargo on the import beyond the timeline indicated against them. This is a big step towards self-reliance in defence.
-Ministry of Defence (MoD) is now ready for a big push to Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. MoD will introduce import embargo on 101 items beyond given timeline to boost indigenisation of defence production.
 

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Somebody find out the list of embargoed items.
 

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Here is the list of the items that have been put under embargo by the defence ministry:

1.120mm Fin Stabilised Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot (FSAPDS) Mark II Ammunition
2.7.62x51 Sniper Rifle
3.Tracked Self Propelled (SP) Gun (155mm x 52 Cal)
4.Towed Artillery Gun (155mm x 52 Cal)
5.Short Range Surface to Air Missiles (Land variant)
6.Shipborne Cruise Missiles
7.Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) (Pinaka Variant)
8.Simulators Presenting Smart Ranges And Multi-Function Targets
9.Battalion Support Weapons Simulators
10.Container-based Simulators for Live Fire Training
11.Tailor-made Simulators for Counter Insurgency (CI)/Counter Terrorism (CT) based Training
12.Force-on-force Live Tactical Simulators / Infantry Weapon
13.Tank Simulators (driving, as well as, crew gunnery)
14.155mm/39 Cal Ultra-Light Howitzer
15.Successor of Flycatcher &Upgraded Super Fledermaus (USFM) / Air Defence Fire Control Radar (ADFCR)
16.Component Level Repair Facility for Tank T-90
17.Shipborne Close in Weapon System
18.Bullet Proof Jackets
19.Ballistic Helmets
20.Missile Destroyers
21.Multi-Purpose Vessel
22.Offshore Patrol Vessel
23.Next Generation Missile Vessels
24.Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts
25.Water Jet Fast Attack Craft
26.Ammunition Barges
27.50ton Bollard - Pull Tugs
28.Survey Vessels
29.Floating Dock
30.Diving Support Vessels
31.Pollution Control Vessels
32.Anti-Submarine Rocket Launchers
33.Shipborne Medium Range Gun
34.Torpedo Tube Launcher for Light Weight Torpedoes
35.Magneto - Rheological Anti Vibration Mounts
36.All variants of Depth Charges
37.Shipborne Sonar System for Large Ships
38.Hull Mounted Submarine Sonar
39.Short Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft
40.Anti-Submarine Rocket
41.Chaff Rockets
42.Chaff Rocket Launcher
43.Integrated Ship’s Bridge System
44.Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) MK I A - Enhanced Indigenised Content
45.Light Combat Helicopter
46.General Purpose Pre Fragmentation Bombs between 250-500 Kg
47.Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) for Transport Aircraft
48.Ground Based Mobile ELINT System
49.Transport Aircraft (Light)
50.GSAT-6 Satellite Terminals
51.Aerial Delivery Systems for Transport Aircraft
52.Digital Tropo Scatter/LOS Communication System
53.Low Level Transportable Radar
54.High Power Radar (HPR)
55.CBRN Detection & Monitoring System
56.CBRN Decontamination & Protection System
57.Parachute Tactical Assault (PTA)- G2
58.Dragunov Upgrade System
59.PKMG Upgrade System
60.Simulators for A Vehicles / B Vehicles
61.Simulators for Towed and Self Propelled Guns of Air Defence
62.Simulators for Correction of Fire by Observers
63.Military trucks of 4x4 and above variants: 12x12, 10x10, 8x8, 6x6
64.Fixed Wing Mini UAVs
65.500 Ton Self Propelled Water Barges
66.Software Defined Radio (TAC) for IN
67.Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Battery (Long Range)
68.Advance Landing Ground Communication Terminals (ALGCTs)for AGLs
69.Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6X6 for Medium Guns
70.Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV)
71.Light Machine Gun
72.125 mmFin Stabilised Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot (FSAPDS)New Generation Ammunition
73.Assault Rifle 7.62 x 39mm
74.30 mm Ammunition for Infantry Fighting Systems
75.Mine Fragmentation
76.Mine Anti-tank
77.Mine Anti-Personnel Blast
78.Multipurpose Grenade
79.Inertial Navigation System for Ship Application
80.Conventional Submarines
81.40mm UBGL (Under Barrel Grenade Launcher)
82.Lightweight Rocket Launcher
83.155 mm Artillery Ammunition
84.EW Systems
85.Material Handling Crane 2.5 to 7.5 Tons (Vehicle Mounted)
86.GRAD BM Rocket
87.30MM HEI/HET
88. ASTRA-MK I Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile (BVR AAM)
89.EW Suit for MI-17 V5
90.Communication Satellite GSAT-7C
91.Satellite GSAT 7R
92.Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA)
93.Expendable Aerial Targets
94.Small Jet Engines with 120kgf thrust
95.Light Low Level Terrain Radar (LLLWR)
96.Close in Weapon System (Land based)
97.23 mm ZU Ammunitions
98.30mm VOG 17
99.Electronic Fuses for Artillery Ammunitions
100.Bi- Modular Charge System (BMCS )
101.Long Range – Land Attack Cruise Missile

 

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Point 44 : Seriously i never knew any other country apart from India is manufacturing LCA MK1A and we had imported them ?

Point 50: GSAT-6 , Point 90 GSAT 7C, Point 91 GSAT 7R : :crazy:

Point 49 : Transport Aircraft (Light) are they planning to induct NAL HANSA as transport aircraft :eek1:

Trust me you can't be surprised to see this list babudom strikes again one department in the country which gets away just with wordplay apart from doing any concrete work on ground

Just declare things which were made here and never imported in this list and wala habibi we got 101 list .

Looks like 101 is choosen for some auspicious number purpose by some junior babu to impress RM

:frusty::frusty::frusty::frusty:

All experts please dissect the list and give your Pros and Cons .
 

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So what happens to sig saur rifles and 7.62*51 rifles which are to be procured? Does it means that IA will only have to buy ofb made rifles or the foreign companies can enter into JV and then will be able sell it to IA?
 

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Here is the list of the items that have been put under embargo by the defence ministry:

1.120mm Fin Stabilised Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot (FSAPDS) Mark II Ammunition
2.7.62x51 Sniper Rifle
3.Tracked Self Propelled (SP) Gun (155mm x 52 Cal)
4.Towed Artillery Gun (155mm x 52 Cal)
5.Short Range Surface to Air Missiles (Land variant)
6.Shipborne Cruise Missiles
7.Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) (Pinaka Variant)
8.Simulators Presenting Smart Ranges And Multi-Function Targets
9.Battalion Support Weapons Simulators
10.Container-based Simulators for Live Fire Training
11.Tailor-made Simulators for Counter Insurgency (CI)/Counter Terrorism (CT) based Training
12.Force-on-force Live Tactical Simulators / Infantry Weapon
13.Tank Simulators (driving, as well as, crew gunnery)
14.155mm/39 Cal Ultra-Light Howitzer
15.Successor of Flycatcher &Upgraded Super Fledermaus (USFM) / Air Defence Fire Control Radar (ADFCR)
16.Component Level Repair Facility for Tank T-90
17.Shipborne Close in Weapon System
18.Bullet Proof Jackets
19.Ballistic Helmets
20.Missile Destroyers
21.Multi-Purpose Vessel
22.Offshore Patrol Vessel
23.Next Generation Missile Vessels
24.Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts
25.Water Jet Fast Attack Craft
26.Ammunition Barges
27.50ton Bollard - Pull Tugs
28.Survey Vessels
29.Floating Dock
30.Diving Support Vessels
31.Pollution Control Vessels
32.Anti-Submarine Rocket Launchers
33.Shipborne Medium Range Gun
34.Torpedo Tube Launcher for Light Weight Torpedoes
35.Magneto - Rheological Anti Vibration Mounts
36.All variants of Depth Charges
37.Shipborne Sonar System for Large Ships
38.Hull Mounted Submarine Sonar
39.Short Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft
40.Anti-Submarine Rocket
41.Chaff Rockets
42.Chaff Rocket Launcher
43.Integrated Ship’s Bridge System
44.Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) MK I A - Enhanced Indigenised Content
45.Light Combat Helicopter
46.General Purpose Pre Fragmentation Bombs between 250-500 Kg
47.Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) for Transport Aircraft
48.Ground Based Mobile ELINT System
49.Transport Aircraft (Light)
50.GSAT-6 Satellite Terminals
51.Aerial Delivery Systems for Transport Aircraft
52.Digital Tropo Scatter/LOS Communication System
53.Low Level Transportable Radar
54.High Power Radar (HPR)
55.CBRN Detection & Monitoring System
56.CBRN Decontamination & Protection System
57.Parachute Tactical Assault (PTA)- G2
58.Dragunov Upgrade System
59.PKMG Upgrade System
60.Simulators for A Vehicles / B Vehicles
61.Simulators for Towed and Self Propelled Guns of Air Defence
62.Simulators for Correction of Fire by Observers
63.Military trucks of 4x4 and above variants: 12x12, 10x10, 8x8, 6x6
64.Fixed Wing Mini UAVs
65.500 Ton Self Propelled Water Barges
66.Software Defined Radio (TAC) for IN
67.Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Battery (Long Range)
68.Advance Landing Ground Communication Terminals (ALGCTs)for AGLs
69.Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6X6 for Medium Guns
70.Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV)
71.Light Machine Gun
72.125 mmFin Stabilised Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot (FSAPDS)New Generation Ammunition
73.Assault Rifle 7.62 x 39mm
74.30 mm Ammunition for Infantry Fighting Systems
75.Mine Fragmentation
76.Mine Anti-tank
77.Mine Anti-Personnel Blast
78.Multipurpose Grenade
79.Inertial Navigation System for Ship Application
80.Conventional Submarines
81.40mm UBGL (Under Barrel Grenade Launcher)
82.Lightweight Rocket Launcher
83.155 mm Artillery Ammunition
84.EW Systems
85.Material Handling Crane 2.5 to 7.5 Tons (Vehicle Mounted)
86.GRAD BM Rocket
87.30MM HEI/HET
88. ASTRA-MK I Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile (BVR AAM)
89.EW Suit for MI-17 V5
90.Communication Satellite GSAT-7C
91.Satellite GSAT 7R
92.Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA)
93.Expendable Aerial Targets
94.Small Jet Engines with 120kgf thrust
95.Light Low Level Terrain Radar (LLLWR)
96.Close in Weapon System (Land based)
97.23 mm ZU Ammunitions
98.30mm VOG 17
99.Electronic Fuses for Artillery Ammunitions
100.Bi- Modular Charge System (BMCS )
101.Long Range – Land Attack Cruise Missile

Can someone explain to me why

LCA
Lch
Satellites
Astra
OPV
Etc are present in the list?
 

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So what happens to sig saur rifles and 7.62*51 rifles which are to be procured? Does it means that IA will only have to buy ofb made rifles or the foreign companies can enter into JV and then will be able sell it to IA?
The list has a catch everything to be implemented by 2024.

They will probably make a lot of purchases before that.
 

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Point 44 : Seriously i never knew any other country apart from India is manufacturing LCA MK1A and we had imported them ?

Point 50: GSAT-6 , Point 90 GSAT 7C, Point 91 GSAT 7R : :crazy:

Point 49 : Transport Aircraft (Light) are they planning to induct NAL HANSA as transport aircraft :eek1:

Trust me you can't be surprised to see this list babudom strikes again one department in the country which gets away just with wordplay apart from doing any concrete work on ground

Just declare things which were made here and never imported in this list and wala habibi we got 101 list .

Looks like 101 is choosen for some auspicious number purpose by some junior babu to impress RM

:frusty::frusty::frusty::frusty:

All experts please dissect the list and give your Pros and Cons .
we know these things, but most people don't. Govt messaging has to accommodate all types of people.
 

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Hello Experts, Will this move truly herald a MIC or give more turf for babooze to play around?
 

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71.Light Machine Gun

Isnt this going to be imported soon?

Point 49 : Transport Aircraft (Light) are they planning to induct NAL HANSA as transport aircraft :eek1:
It seems local production of foreign designs are still considered. Because we have examples like these.

3.Tracked Self Propelled (SP) Gun (155mm x 52 Cal)
4.Towed Artillery Gun (155mm x 52 Cal)
73.Assault Rifle 7.62 x 39mm
14.155mm/39 Cal Ultra-Light Howitzer
etc
 

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Here you go !!

Some of us were super exited with the emergency purchases and thought that the flood gates are now open for them to earn some commissions ...

They under estimated the current governments [ I am no spokespersons for current government ] resolve for domestic development and production for armaments and ammunition ...

Very good decision indeed ... I would like to congratulate the government for this decision. It will help the nation in becoming self reliance ...

This decision must be supplemented by very strong accountability for all Defense research organizations. Government must think about my following suggestions.
  1. Do not allow changes to requirements {GSQRs] once they are agreed with research institutes.
  2. Better project management framework for all defense R & D initiatives.
  3. Modernization of OFBs is a must, they cannot simply provide high quality with 50 years old machines.
  4. Bring into Quality Assurance [QA] thinking in production. Think of 6 sigma tools and management.
  5. Ban all strikes at Ordinance Factories and units involved in weapons and ammunition productions... It is a service to nation not any other public sector institutes ...
  6. Bring in person with military service background to lead the OFBs.
 
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local production of foreign designs
That's their workaround for this embargo
Foreign equipment manufactured in India is still foreign equipment. Yes, it's better than off the shelf, but we can do better.
We should be supporting maximum R&D and Indian OEMs.
 

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That's their workaround for this embargo
Foreign equipment manufactured in India is still foreign equipment. Yes, it's better than off the shelf, but we can do better.
We should be supporting maximum R&D and Indian OEMs.

Yes, there is NO need to take designs like humvee type vehicles or wheeled ICVs for examples. There are several armored vehicles trialing, trialed, etc.
 

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This list is mostly to reign in MOD babus and armed forces to fall in line and acquire local products.

Otherwise, these 2 groups for various reasons would be clamoring for imported items,
Now with this embargo, they will have no reason to even look outside, which limits the damage these 2 two groups have been doing for decades.
 

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So what happens to sig saur rifles and 7.62*51 rifles which are to be procured? Does it means that IA will only have to buy ofb made rifles or the foreign companies can enter into JV and then will be able sell it to IA?
Mostly spared along with the Carbines; could pave way signing of CAR 816 deal. IMO,

Item 2 (7.62x51 Sniper) for SVD replacement; contenders are SSS defense Viper and that OFB bolt action abomination.

Item 73 (7.62x39 AR) category already allocated for AK 203 & OFB clones.
 

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