As the country is facing huge shortage of crucial equipment/parts of tanks, artillery and guns, the Army is looking to procure components and subsystems of from local companies to address shortages of ammunitions and spares and end import dependency. There is need for greater participation of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in manufacturing of required spare parts and subsystems. A policy document on the roadmap is likely to be issued in the next couple of weeks. The initiative to go for indigenous production of spares is in sync with defence ministry's policy to cut import bill on defence and promote the domestic industry.


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