Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (Photo Credit: File)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in a major announcement on Sunday morning said that the Ministry of Defence was ready for a big push to the "Atma Nirbhar Bharat" initiative and would introduce import embargo on 101 items beyond given timeline to boost domestic defence production.
The list of 101 embargoed items comprises of not just simple parts but also some high tech weapon systems like artillery guns, assault rifles, corvettes, sonar systems, transport aircraft, LCHs, radars & many other items to fulfil needs of our Defence Services: Defence Minister https://t.co/adSforDvW5 pic.twitter.com/TUBcfthOO6— ANI (@ANI) August 9, 2020
Defence Minister said that Embargo on imports is planned to be progressively implemented between 2020 to 2024. Our aim is to apprise the Indian defence industry about the anticipated requirements of the Armed Forces so that they are better prepared to realise the goal of indigenisation: Defence Minister.