List of 101 items identified for import restrictions comprise artillery guns, assault rifles, transport aircraft; Check Full List here
New Delhi: Ministry of Defence (MoD) is now ready for a big push to Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. MoD will introduce import embargo on 101 items beyond given timeline to boost indigenisation of defence production, said Rajnath Singh on Sunday, while stating it as a big step towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliance) in defence.
List of 101 defence weapons/platforms to be put on import embargo by Defence Ministry December 2020 onwards.
In a series of tweets, he made some major announcements and said that Defence Ministry has prepared a list of 101 items for which there would be an embargo on the import beyond the timeline indicated against them.
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The Minister also said that the Defence Ministry has also bifurcated the capital procurement budget for 2020-21 between domestic and foreign capital procurement routes. A separate budget head has been created with an outlay of nearly Rs 52,000 crore for domestic capital procurement in the current financial year, he said.