Indian Army calls upon domestic firms for critical equipment procurement

The Indian Army on September 18 invited domestic defence firms to offer critical equipment for emergency procurement.

The army has sought offers from these firms for guns, missiles, drones, counter-drone, loiter munition, communication and optical systems, specialist vehicles, engineering equipment and alternative energy resources.

“Indian Army invites Indian defence industry to offer critical defence equipment for emergency procurement.

Proposals fielded for guns, missiles, drones, counter-drone, loiter munition, communication & optical systems, specialist Vehicles, engg equipment & alt energy resources,” the Army said. Also Read | Decoded: What is National Logistics Policy and how will it get implemented?

In addition to this the Army conveyed that the process of procurement will follow compressed timelines. The procurement window will be open to Indian firms for 6 months and they would be expected to deliver equipment within a year of signing the contract and the procurement cases will be based on Open Tender Enquiry.

This development follows the June clearence from the Defence Acquisition Council for capital acquisition proposals of the Armed Forces amounting to Rs 76,390 crore to ‘Buy (Indian)’, ‘Buy & Make (Indian)’ and ‘Buy (Indian-IDDM)’ categories.

The Indian government has been working towards including more indigenous system in the Indian forces.

“Government is committed to create a robust, secure, speedy and ‘Aatmanirbhar’ logistics system to effectively deal with future security challenges and take the country to greater heights,” said the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh a few days ago in a seminar Logistics and further discussed ways to make the system self-reliant.

While speaking at the seminar, Singh spoke of the synergy needed between civil and military stakeholders, and asserted that presence of representatives from different sectors of the two sides showed the “commitment” to achieve the goal as India stood on the threshold of an ‘Amrit Kaal’.

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

supply hyperlink

What do you think?

Written by admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

Govt working on GST on crypto transactions, defining legal framework

Jhulan Goswami “Will Be Greatly Missed In The Women’s Game”: England Star To NDTV