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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Defence DEPARTMENT OF: DEFENCERAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 892 TO BE ANSWERED ON 26.07.2016 Reforms in Defence Sector
892. Shri Rajeev ChandrasekharWill 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?
Answer 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.