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Ministry of Defence Focuses on Defence Exports

Published Dec 05, 2019
Updated Feb 06, 2020

Following policy initiatives have been undertaken by the Government to promote Defence Exports:-

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the export of munitions list items has been simplified to reduce the processing time for export authorizations.

A completely end-to-end online portal for receiving and processing authorization permission has been developed.  The applications submitted on this portal are digitally signed and the digitally signed authorization are issued.       

The Government has notified the Open General Export License (OGEL) – a one time export license, which permits the industry to export specified items to specified destinations, enumerated in the OGEL, without seeking export authorisation on case to case basis during the validity of the OGEL.

Scheme for Promotion of Defence Exports has been notified to provide an opportunity to the prospective exporters an option to get their product certified by the Government and provides access to the testing infrastructure of Ministry of Defence for initial validation of the product and its subsequent field trials.  The certificate can be produced by the prospective exporter for marketing their products suitably in the global market.

A separate Cell has been formed in the Department of Defence Production to co-ordinate and follow up on export related action including enquiries received from various countries and facilitate private sector and public sector companies for export promotion.

Defence attaches are  tasked to take up actions for promoting exports of Indian made defence products both of public and private sector in the countries to which they are attached.

DRDO provides all necessary support to the industries for export of DRDO designed & developed product(s). DRDO has evolved a compendium of “DRDO Developed Product with Potential for Export”, which provides the necessary and handy information about the products ready for export.

 This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply to Dr. Pritam Gopinathrao Munde and others in Lok Sabha