Pushing for self-reliance within the defence sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday stated the federal government had taken steps to move ahead within the sector with “transparency, predictability and ease of doing business”.
The Prime Minister was delivering the keynote tackle at a ‘Webinar on Budget Announcements 2021-22: Galvanising Efforts for Atmanirbhar Bharat’. The webinar was additionally addressed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who stated the federal government was actively selling not solely home manufacturing but in addition an export-oriented defence business. Singh additionally made some key bulletins about defence procurement from the home business.
“It has been the endeavour of the government to move forward in the defence sector with transparency, predictability and ease of doing business. There used to be hundreds of ordnance factories before independence. In both the World Wars, weapons on a large scale were exported from India. But, for many reasons, this system has not been strengthened as much as it should have been after Independence,” Modi stated.
Ruing that the nation is among the many largest defence importers on the earth, he stated “an India that has the capacity to reach Mars could have made modern weapons also, but it became an easy way to import weapons from abroad”.
Modi stated India has made a listing of 101 necessary objects associated to defence, which could be manufactured indigenously with the assistance of industries. He stated a timeline has been set in order that the home business can plan to satisfy these necessities.
Singh stated one other record of things that won’t be imported will probably be notified in March 2021.