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‘101 weapons identified for indigenisation under Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’
In the backdrop of stiff opposition by employees of defence production units to the Centre’s move for corporatisation of ordnance factories, the Defence Ministry has unveiled a list of 101 weapons/platforms for indigenisation with specific timelines.


To a question raised by Rajya Sabha MP N. Siva in Parliament on Monday seeking information on the Defence Ministry’s decision to restrict import under the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, said 101 defence weapons/platforms had been listed to provide impetus to self-reliance in defence manufacturing.


The Centre had also specified year-wise timelines with objectives of self-reliance and exports and to transform India as one of the top countries in the world in defence and aerospace sectors. There were 67 defence weapons/platforms in the list, which would be manufactured only within the country with effect from December 2020; 12 items with effect from December 2021; four with effect from December 2022; eight with effect from December 2023; eight with effect from December 2024; and two with effect from December 2025.


The Union Minister also said the import embargo entailed increased participation of Indian defence industries, both public and private sectors, in response to Mr. Siva’s query on whether the 101 items would be manufactured by defence ordnance factories or by other private manufacturers.


Ordnance factories have been promised that they will have a substantial stake in the defence industrial corridor projects in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. The information provided in Parliament also provides clarity to prospective private investors in the proposed Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor Project under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ (self-reliant India).


On their part, private industries already involved in production of components for defence weapons are looking for early fructification of the defence corridor project. The general opinion among the industry sector here is that Uttar Pradesh has taken a lead in giving an impetus to the defence industrial corridor project.


Meanwhile, representatives of All India Defence Employees Federation and Indian National Defence Workers Federation Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh had discussions with the officiating Chief Labour Commissioner, Ordnance Factory Board, and representatives of Ministry of Defence on Tuesday to discuss the federations’ indefinite strike opposing corporatisation planned from October 12.
 

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Govt permits 74% FDI in defence under automatic route - Economic Times


I have bad feeling about this decision. This will allow foreign companies unrestricted entry to defence sector. May become the death knell for many indigenous projects.

Already in the carbine tender PLR systems is participating claiming 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' when in fact their products are Israeli origin. That's not the indigenous MIC we hope to have.
It's a shame that India is importing basic weapons from small countries like Israel , Belgium & Czech republic.:frusty:
 

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Already in the carbine tender PLR systems is participating claiming 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' when in fact their products are Israeli origin. That's not the indigenous MIC we hope to have.
PLR Systems is making those rifles in india with Indian raw materials and is providing local support and maintenance.
PLR Systems is in collaboration with isreali industry and are working to produce top of the line products in india and i don't find anything wrong in that we have advanced defence relationship with Isreal so why not use there technical knowledge to boost our defence forces.

Its always better to buy indian made assault rifles compared to importing from UAE.

I don't know why people think that denying indian private sector from working with foreign oems . I think india should push forward to gain every chance to have locally manufactured products and infrastructure.
 

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Ya'll Nibbiars If the GOI is serious on giving boost to indigenous industry in Def sector,support to local firms have to be given by giving them business and opportunity. Organisations can’t keep buying items on negative import list in urgent mode before ban kicks in.

Major MMJSM.
 

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