FICCI to support path breaking approach to push indigenization in DPP 2016

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New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): FICCI welcomes the announcement of Procedure (DPP) 2016 which spells out the thrust on self-reliance and greater indigenization. FICCI fully supports the government vision to cut down the procurement cycle and install stronger and robust mechanisms to monitor for probity at various stages of procurement.

Dr. A Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI congratulated Ministry of Defence for encouraging innovations by the Indian industry.

He said “The categorization of Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured (IDDM) as the first preferred procurement category installs faith and belief on Indian industries ability towards meeting the requirement of defence forces through indigenous innovations leading to design, development and manufacturing of defence products.”

Jayant D Patil, Chairman, FICCI-Defence and Aerospace Committee and Senior Vice President, Head – Defence and Aerospace, Larsen and Toubro Ltd mentioned “The DPP 2016 is path breaking step in creation of IDDM category and bringing in merit driven acquisition these steps are going to help Indian Industry build the much needed Defence and Aerospace Industrial base in country.”

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He said we are waiting for final version of DPP 2016 which will include appendices and chapter on Strategic Partnership.

Pierre de Bausset, Chairman, FICCI- Make in India on Defence and Aerospace, and President of Airbus Group in India said “DPP 2016, the ‘Make in India’vision and the IDDM and buy and make Indian categories will help Global FOEMs and Indian companies to forge partnership for co-development and co-production.”

“This policy along with other appropriate measures needs to be taken simultaneously to create an enabling eco system for creating and nurturing of the aerospace industry in India,” said Chairman – FICCI Task Force on Aerospace and Air Defence and Vice Chairman, Sudhakar Gande.

“The industry is currently at a nascent stage and these steps once taken will have a force multiplier effect in job creation and skill development across the aerospace industry,” he added. (ANI)

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