Defence Minister approves 3rd Positive Indigenisation List to minimise imports by DPSUs

The DPSUs will soon float Expression of Interest (EoIs)/Request for Proposal (RFPs) and the industry may come forward to participate in a large numbers.

Defence Minister approves 3rd Positive Indigenisation List to minimise imports by DPSUs
Defence Minister of India Shri Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Defence Minister of India Shri Rajnath Singh has approved the third Positive Indigenisation List (PIL) of 780 strategically important Line Replacement Units (LRUs)/Sub-systems/Components with a timeline beyond which they will only be procured from the domestic industry. They will only be procured from Indian Industry after the timelines indicated in the list.

Details of these items are available on SRIJAN Portal (www.srijandefence.gov.in).

These lists contain 2,500 already indigenised and 458 (351+107) items that will be indigenised within the given timelines. Out of 458, 167 items (1st PIL -163, 2nd PIL - 4) have been indigenised, so far.

Indigenisation of these items will be taken up through different routes under ‘Make’ category. ‘Make’ Category aims to achieve self-reliance by involving greater participation of the Indian industry. The indigenous development of these LRUs/Sub-systems/components will bolster the economy and reduce the import dependence of DPSUs. In addition, it will help harness the domestic defense industry's design capabilities and position India as a design leader in these technologies.

The DPSUs will soon float Expression of Interest (EoIs)/Request for Proposal (RFPs) and the industry may come forward to participate in a large numbers.