Defence Procurement: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

26 Defence Items approved by Defence Ministry to boost Make in India

Published: May 21, 2020

On May 20, 2020, the Ministry of Defence approved procurement of 26 defence items to boost “Make in India” initiative. This was done through the amendment of Public Procurement Order 2017. Highlights The Ministry of Defence has so far notified 127 items to under which the local suppliers will be given preference. Of these 127 ..

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Defence Minister launches draft of Defence Procurement Procedure, 2020

Published: March 20, 2020

On March 20, 2020, the Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh launched the draft of new Defence Procurement Procedure. The new procedure aims to increase the indigenous manufacturing. Highlights The new procedure aims to increase Indigenous Content ratio. The ratio is the percentage of content of the defence equipment built in India. For instance, the Indigenous ..

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DAC clears procurements of assault rifles and carbines

Published: January 17, 2018

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has cleared procurement proposal of 72,400 assault rifles and 93,895 carbines on fast track basis for Rs 3,547 crore. DAC also simplified ‘Make II’ procedure which prescribes guidelines to be followed to develop and manufacture defence equipment through Indian Industry. Procurement of assault ..

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