India to halt imports of 101 defence items, says defence minister | Pakistan Today

India to halt imports of 101 defence items, says defence minister

NEW DELHI: India will hold off on importing 101 items of military equipment in an effort to boost domestic defence production, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Sunday.

Singh said a separate budget of nearly Rs520 billion ($7 billion) has been created for domestic capital procurement this fiscal year.

“The embargo on imports is planned to be progressively implemented between 2020 to 2024,” Singh wrote in a series of tweets.

“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.”



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