Inter-alia, the Aatre Task Force recommendations on selection criteria of an Indian company as Strategic Partner were examined in the Ministry and the Strategic Partnership (SP) policy has been promulgated on 31.05.2017 as Chapter VII of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 titled as Revitalising Defence Industrial Ecosystem through Strategic Partnership" with an aim to institutionalise a transparent, objective and functional mechanism to encourage broader participation of the private sector, in manufacturing of major Defence platforms. It will serve to enhance competition, increase efficiencies, facilitate faster and more significant absorption of technology, create a tiered industrial ecosystem, trigger innovation, promote participation in global value chains as well as exports leading to reduction in dependence on imports and gradually ensure greater self-reliance and dependability of supplies essential to meet national security objectives. The chapter is available at Ministry of Defence Website: https://www.mod.nic.in.
Four segments have been identified i.e. Fighter aircraft, Submarines, Helicopter and Armoured fighting Vehicles and till date three Request for Informations (RFIs) have been issued under the Strategic Partnership Model for Submarines, Naval Utility Helicopter and Future ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV).
This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr.SubhashBhamrein a written reply to ShrimatiRanjeetRanjan and Shri Rajesh Ranjanin LokSabha today.
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