Defence Procurement Current Affairs - 2020

New DRDO Procurement Manual 2020 released by Defence Minister

The Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, has released the new Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) Procurement Manual, 2020 on October 20, 2020.  This has been released with an objective to encourage Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to do Research and Development. Defence Procurement Manual 2020 The manual would facilitate the faster execution of Research and Read More…

DAC approved proposals for capital acquisition of equipment worth Rs. 2,290 crores

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the proposals for the capital acquisition of equipment that  the Armed Forces of India requires at an cost of Rs. 2,900 crores. The approval was given on September 28, 2020 by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Approved Equipment’s The armed forces would procure 72,000 assault rifles from the Read More…

India bans 101 Defence items

On August 9, 2020, Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh announced that India has put ban on 101 items to boost indigenous production. The list of 101 items was prepared by the Defence Ministry. This is being done to make India self-reliant under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Highlights The decision has been made to provide opportunity Read More…

DPIIT suggests to freeze changes in Defence Procurement Policy

On July 20, 2020, the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has suggested to freeze changes in Defence Procurement Policy for 4 to 5 years. Background The Defence Procurement Policy has gone through six revisions between 2015 and 2017. This underlines lack of long-term stability in regulations. Lack of long-term policy The Defence Read More…

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

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 Read More…