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India makes multiple orders, with an emphasis on indigenous production

13th April 2023 - 02:25 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


BDL recently received a $1.1 billion contract for two regiments of Akash medium-range surface-to-air missile regiments. (Photo: Gordon Arthur)

India awards multiple contracts for desperately needed equipment for all three armed services.

The manufacture of domestic defence equipment, plus the MoD’s policy framework with a clear focus on indigenisation, has snowballed Indian defence exports. In fact, in 2022 they reached an all-time high of over $1.5 billion to 85+ countries, a tenfold increase since 2016.

Ongoing tensions with China, and the military’s long wish list of equipment that it requires urgently, have led to the MoD reducing lengthy procurement processes so it can buy equipment in the next six months. Several bids have already been released.

The three armed services can use their authority to buy indigenous items as well as from

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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