Indian Army approves five Make-II projects to promote 'self-reliance'
The Indian Army on November 4 has given approval for development of five Make-II Projects niche technology by Indian industry under the Make-II route of defence procurement.
What are Make-Category Projects?
The provision of 'Make' category of capital acquisition in the Defense Procurement Procedure (DPP) is an important pillar for realising the vision of 'Make in India' initiative.
It aims to promote indigenous capabilities through design and development of defence equipment/products/systems/sub-systems/components/parts required by both public and private sectors within a fast time frame.
Sub-categories of ‘Make’ Project
Make-I (Government Funded)
Make-I refers to the projects funded by the government.
This includes the development of big-ticket platforms such as light tanks and communication equipment with Indian security protocols.
Make-II (Industry Funded)
Industry-funded programs are covered under 'Make-II'.
The Make-II category includes the development of prototypes of military hardware or its up-gradation for import substitution, for which no government funding is provided.
The Army is already working on 43 projects under the Make II process of capital acquisition.
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