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Scheme for National Award for Excellent Performance of Civil
Sector Firms towards Indigenisation of
Defence Stores and Equipment :


Background :

  • Involvement of Indian Industry in the Defence preparedness is required to progressively increase in view of rapidly changing international scenario.

    There is urgent need to become self reliant in spares required in imported equipment / systems particularly with reference to East European block of countries.

    With greater access to the development World, the private sector is now well placed for for taking initiatives to achieve self-reliance and reduce the burden of imports.
  • A scheme for National award for excellence in indigenisation of Defence Equipment has been introduced with a aim of recognising the efforts put in by Indian Industry in meeting Defence requirements of equipments which are currently being imported and to motivate them to take indigenisation of more and more items involving higher technology.

Objective :


The objective of the scheme are to encourage Civil Sector Firms for:-

  • Undertaking of initial development and production of Defence equipment and stores indigenously designed to substitute imported ones.

  • Indigenisation of spares and sub-assemblies for imported equipment.

  • Improving the quality of indigenous products of meeting Defence requirements.


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