The 4th Positive Indigenisation List (PIL) has been approved by the Ministry of Defence. It comprises 928 strategically-important Line Replacement Units (LRUs) and Sub-systems, Spares and Components. This move is aimed at promoting self-reliance (Atmanirbharta) in the Defence sector and to considerably reducing imports by Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs).
The indigenisation list, valued at Rs 715 crore, includes high-end materials and spares. The items listed will only be procured from Indian industries within the specified timelines. The details of these items can be found on the SRIJAN Portal.
Previously three PILs were already published 2021 yea-end and then in March and August 2022. The earlier lists consisting 2,500 items indigenised with 1,238 items to be indigenised later in the timelines provide.
The DPSUs will facilitate the indigenization of these items through various avenues, including the ‘Make’ category and in-house development with the support of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and the private Indian industry. This initiative aims to boost the economy, encourage investment in Defence, and reduce import reliance of DPSUs. It will also contribute to enhancing the design capabilities of the domestic Defence industry by involving academia and research institutions.
The DPSUs will soon initiate procurement procedures for the listed items. The industry can express their interest and participate by accessing the Srijan Portal Dashboard, which has been specifically designed for this purpose.