The Defence Procurement Procedure 2016, which is expected to be promulgated soon, aims at making India self-reliant in defence equipment, a senior defence official said.
"The Make in India initiative by government of India is envisaged to develop skills and reduce dependency on foreign OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) in various areas of manufacturing, including electronic systems.
"A step in this direction is the much-expected promulgation of Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016," Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee PP Reddy said.
Reddy said DPP-16 is likely to be issued soon with "path-breaking and game-changing" reforms, focusing on indigenisation, Make in India, growth of MSMEs, skill development, job creation and technology adoption.
"Above all, it aims to cut down the process and time required to realise state-of-art defence equipment," he added. Reddy was speaking at the inaugural function of Fourth International Conference on Electronic Warfare-2016 here, organised by Association of Old Crows (AOC), India Chapter.