Import ban not on niche tech: Army Vice Chief

Import ban not on niche tech: Army Vice Chief

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 22

The Vice Chief of Indian Army, Lt Gen SK Saini, on Friday said the proposed 'import ban' list of military hardware will not restrict the forces to procure niche technologies from abroad.

Addressing a webinar organised by the Society for Indian Defence Manufacturers, he said a large number of indigenous industry and micro small and medium enterprises would be given opportunity to fulfil the defence needs of the Army.

The General said there was a perceptible shift of dependence of the Army from OFBs to private entities in terms of non-core activities and certain type of critical ammunition. He expressed hope that other ammunition varieties, including those that were being imported currently, based on the response of the defence industry, would also be added to the list of items to be manufactured indigenously.

He said 80 per cent of the Army's capability development and more than 92 per cent of its sustenance budget was based on indigenous products and services.

Top Stories

Era of expansionism is over, India’s enemies have seen our fury: PM in Ladakh

Era of expansionism is over, India’s enemies have seen our fury: PM in Ladakh

Addresses soldiers besides meeting senior Army officers

21 Sikh pilgrims killed as train rams into bus in Pakistan's Sheikhupura

21 Sikh pilgrims killed as train rams into bus in Pakistan's Sheikhupura

The bus was returning from Nankana Sahib to Lahore

J&K Unlock 2.0 guidelines issued; all districts in Kashmir placed in red zone except Bandipora

J&K Unlock 2.0 guidelines issued; all districts in Kashmir placed in red zone except Bandipora

Religious places to continue to remain closed till further o...

NEET entrance exam postponed to September 13; JEE-Mains to be held from September 1-6

NEET entrance exam postponed to September 13; JEE-Mains to be held from September 1-6

The medical entrance exam was scheduled for July 26

Cities

View All