The Defence Ministry has approved the fourth Positive Indigenisation List of 928 strategically-important Line Replacement Units, Sub-systems, Spares and Components. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the fourth Positive Indigenisation List, with an import substitution value worth 715 crore rupees, to promote ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in defence and minimise imports by Defence Public Sector Undertakings. Details of these items are available on SRIJAN Portal.
The Defence Public Sector Undertakings will undertake the indigenisation of these items through different routes under the ‘Make’ category and in-house development through the capabilities of MSMEs and private Indian industry. This will provide impetus to the growth in the economy, enhanced investment in defence and reduction in import dependence of DPSUs. This will also augment the design capabilities of the domestic Defence industry by involving academia and research institutions.