New Defence Production Policy To Boost Make In India Initiative A Draft ‘Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy (DPEPP)’ 2020 was placed in the public domain by the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence. This draft policy is positioned as the Ministry of Defence’s overarching guiding document to provide a focused, structured and significant thrust to defense production capabilities of the country for self-reliance and exports. It envisions to make India amongst the top countries of the world in the Defence sector, including the Aerospace and Naval Shipbuilding sectors, from design to production, with the active participation of the public and private sector. This policy, inter alia, aims to create an environment that encourages R&D, rewards innovation, creates Indian Intellectual Property (IP) ownership, and promotes a robust and self-reliant defense industry.
The new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP)-2020 has been released on 30th September 2020. DAP-2020 is a product of extensive analysis, deliberations, interactions and focused formulations. It aims to further ‘Self Reliance’ of the country in the defence sector by promoting indigenization and bring ‘Ease of Doing Business’ with emphasis on Simplification, Delegation, Reduced Timelines and make the process as Industry friendly.
This information was tabled in a written reply by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik to a question asked by Dr Banda Prakash in Rajya Sabha today.