GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Defence
DEPARTMENT OF: DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 892
TO BE ANSWERED ON 26.07.2016
Reforms in Defence Sector
892. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether Government has undertaken any Defence reforms measures; and
(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF DEFENCE
SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR
(a) & (b): Defence Reforms is a key priority for the Government. Many initiatives have been taken including in the areas of defence manufacturing, research and development.
Key policy changes such as liberalization of FDI policy and industrial licensing policy, simplification of export procedures and creating a level playing field for Indian private and public sector companies have been implemented.
The Defence Procurement Procedure-2016 came into effect from 1.4.2016. It focuses on institutionalising, streamlining and simplifying procedures to boost ‘Make in India’ initiative of Government through indigenous design, development and manufacturing of defence equipment, platforms and systems.