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India : Import of Military Hardware and Software

February 13, 2014

Government constantly reviews the security scenario and accordingly decides to induct appropriate defence equipment / platforms including military hardware and software. This is a continuous process undertaken through procurement from various indigenous as well as foreign vendors to keep the armed forces in a state of readiness. Procurements from indigenous vendors accounts for a significant share in Capital acquisition. Indigenous vendors in turn source some of the equipment from abroad. Dependence on import in respect of high technology and complex weapons systems and platforms continues to be high.

There has been a thrust on indigenous manufacture of defence equipment through the collaborative efforts of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Defence Public Sector Undertakings, Ordnance Factory Board and the Indian Private Sector. Allocation of Budget to DRDO and the Ministry of Defence is made as a part of the annual Budget of the Government which is approved by Parliament.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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