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Invoking self-reliant India, govt bans import of 101 defence items

Modi endorsed the new import embargoes from his own Twitter account

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Modi govt | India imports | defence purchase

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 

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Invoking the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India) initiative, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on Sunday a phased, year-wise embargo on the import of 101 items of defence equipment. As an equipment type comes under the import embargo, the military will be required to buy it from Indian defence manufacturers.

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First Published: Sun, August 09 2020. 19:28 IST
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