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Indigenous defence industry a national security objective: Manmohan

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  1. Agent_47

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    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday pushed for reducing the dependence on external sources for modernisation of the armed forces and emphasised upon ensuring transparency, probity and accountability in the procurement procedures.

    “Modernisation of armed forces should not be limited only to acquisition of foreign equipment or foreign technologies. We have to progressively reduce our dependence on external sources,” Dr. Singh said while addressing the Combined Commanders Conference of the three services in New Delhi.

    Terming development of an indigenous defence industry a “national security objective”, the Prime Minister stressed the need to gear up own efforts to meet the demands.

    “The development of an indigenous defence industry is a national security objective. We have succeeded in persuading many of the advanced countries to dismantle their export control regimes targeted at us which will give us access to high technology, but we need to gear up our own efforts,” he said.

    Observing that the Defence Procurement Procedure-2011 contains provisions to encourage participation of private industries, he said, “Procurement procedure must ensure transparency, probity and accountability.”

    On steps taken by the Defence Ministry to streamline the process of acquisition, Dr. Singh said, “I am glad that the DPP-2011 contains new provisions to encourage private sector participation in ship building and expansion in scope of the offset guidelines.”

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  2. Himanshu Pandey

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  3. vikas jat

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    allow reputed private companies in defence is only solution to it
     
  4. tariqkhan18

    tariqkhan18 Major Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    It is not easy to involve the private companies in to the defence industry quickly. It will evolve over time, at the same time, the armed forces requirements must not be ignored for a local private product.
     
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    Allow atleast 49.5% foreign investment and technology in defence sector....
     
  6. Manmohan Yadav

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    It will take time, but it must be done
     
  7. Nick 779

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    If implemented sincerely, it will certainly give results 20 years from now, but it should be free of bureaucratic meddling.
     
  8. Agent_47

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    I expect 50% 'made in india' weapons by 2010
     
  9. Nick 779

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    2010??
     
  10. Manmohan Yadav

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    I think you meant 2015 ??
     
  11. Agent_47

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    no,as far as i know we use 30% products nw...thus 50% by 2010 looks achievable target :yes2:
     
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