Positive Indigenisation List

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Defence Ministry approves 4th Positive Indigenisation List for Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSU).


  • Continuing the efforts to minimise imports by DPSU, Defence Ministry has approved the 4th Positive Indigenisation List (PIL) of 928 strategically-important Line Replacement Units (LRUs), sub-systems, spares and components etc with import substitution value worth ₹715 crore.
  • This fourth list is in continuation to the previous three PILs, involving LRUs, sub-systems, assemblies, sub-assemblies, spares and components, which were published in December 2021, March 2022 and August 2022, respectively.

What is Positive Indigenisation List?

  • The positive indigenisation list essentially lists items that the armed forces — Army, Navy, and Air Force — will procure only from domestic manufacturers.
  • These manufacturers could be from the private sector or Defense Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs).
  • The Government has introduced a comprehensive revamped ‘Make and Innovation’ procedure to reduce dependency on arms and promote indigenous manufacturing of defence equipment.
  • The ‘Make and Innovation’ procedure has been introduced in DAP-20 to facilitate indigenous design and development of defence equipment through private participation with both government funding and industry funding.


Q1) What Indian Navy known for?

The primary objective of the navy is to safeguard the nation's maritime borders, and in conjunction with other Armed Forces of the union, act to deter or defeat any threats or aggression against the territory, people or maritime interests of India, both in war and peace.

Source: MoD approves 4th Positive Indigenisation List for DPSUs