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Defence Ministry working on 2nd list of weapons to be banned from import

"We are working on bringing out the second negative arms import list by end of December," said a senior official

Rajnath Singh

India is one of the largest importers of arms globally

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The defence ministry has started work on bringing out by December a second list of military platforms and weapons which will be banned from import under a staggered timeline to encourage their domestic production, officials said on Wednesday.
The ministry has already started preliminary discussions with major stakeholders like the defence public sector undertakings, private industries, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the three services on the second negative arms import list, they said.
On August 9, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had announced that India will stop the import of 101 weapons and military platforms like transport aircraft, light combat helicopters,

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First Published: Aug 26 2020 | 9:48 PM IST

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