'Aatmanirbhar Bharat': Rajnath Singh To Release Third Positive Indigenisation List Of Defence Equipment Today

by Swarajya Staff - Apr 7, 2022 08:48 AM +05:30 IST
'Aatmanirbhar Bharat': Rajnath Singh To Release Third Positive Indigenisation List Of Defence Equipment TodayRajnath Singh

In another major step to achieve ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat', the government will be releasing the third list of major defence equipment and platforms, set to be indigenised by 2025 end, on Thursday (7 April).

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will release the list today in New Delhi.

The third positive indigenisation list builds on the first list of 101 items and second list of 108 items that were promulgated on 21 August 2020 and 31 May 2021 respectively.

The major items in the first list include 155mm/39 Caliber Ultra-Light Howitzer, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mk-IA – Enhanced Indigenised Content, Conventional Submarines and Communication Satellites GSAT-7C.

The major items in the second list include Next Generation Corvette, Land based MRSAM Weapon System, Smart Anti-Field Weapon System (SAAW) Mk-I, Onboard Oxygen Generation System (OBOGS) based integrated life support system for fighter aircraft and 1000 HP Engine for Tank (T-72).

The third list will consist of over 100 items, including complex equipment and systems which are being developed and likely to translate into firm orders over the next five years, the Ministry of Defence said in a release on Wednesday (6 April).

According to the ministry, orders worth more than Rs 2,10,000 crore are likely to be placed to the Industry in the next five years as part of the items covered in the third list.

With the notification, over 300 sophisticated items will be covered, ranging from complex weapon systems to critical platforms such as armoured vehicles, combat aircraft, submarines etc, the ministry said.

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