Question: Contracts signed by armed forces under Make in India programme instructs HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) to manufacture platforms like-
(a) Sukhoi Aircraft, Light Combat Aircraft
(b) Dornier Aircraft, Advance Light Helicopter
(c) Chetak and Cheetal Helicopter
(d) All of the above
- On 7 January 2019, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre Informed in Rajya Sabha that Capital procurement of defence equipment is carried out as per the extant Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP).
- DPP-2016 focuses on institutionalizing, streamlining and simplifying defence procurement procedure to give boost to ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government of India by promoting indigenous design,development and manufacturing of defence equipment,robust platforms,systems and sub-systems.
- At present, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has firm orders to manufacture platforms like Sukhoi Aircraft, Light Combat Aircraft, Dornier Aircraft, Advance Light Helicopter, Chetak and Cheetal Helicopter which are likely to be executed in the near future.
- During the last three years and current year (upto October, 2018), out of total 188 contracts, 121 contracts have been signed with Indian vendors including DPSUs / PSUs / OFB and private vendors for capital procurement of defence equipment for Armed Forces.