October 5, 2022

Defence Secretary asks department to examine industry views for policy reforms to increase exports

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Defence Secretary held interaction with defence industry

Main focus of the session was to understand the challenges faced by defence industries and to encapsulate their suggestions for further policy reforms

New Delhi, Defence Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar held an interactive session on promoting defence exports with the stakeholders of the defence industry on January 27, and while appreciating the suggestions given by the industries directed the Department of Defence Production to examine suggestions and come out with suitable policy reforms and actionable points which may help in improving exports in the defence sector.

More than 500 defence industries from across public and private sectors, including Industry Associations and Defence Attaches from Indian Missions abroad participated in the session.

The main focus of the session was to understand the challenges faced by defence industries and to encapsulate their suggestions for further policy reforms and actions required to enhance the defence exports. During the interaction, defence industries highlighted their concerns and shared their suggestions for policy interventions in order to enhance defence exports.

Department of Defence Production Additional Secretary Sanjay Jaju reinforced the commitment of the Government to facilitate defence exports and ensured that all their recommendations will be addressed timely in an appropriate manner.

The event was organised by the Department of Defence Production in collaboration with Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM).

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