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DEFENCE MINISTER LAUNCHES SRIJAN PORTAL FOR INDIGENIZATION IN DEFENCE SECTOR

DEFENCE MINISTER LAUNCHES SRIJAN PORTAL FOR INDIGENIZATION IN DEFENCE SECTOR

Context

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has launched a portal SRIJAN

Details

  • It is a one stop shop online portal.
  • It provides access to the vendors to take up items for indigenization.
  • It  will help industry partners to play an active role in the  goal of  self-reliance in the defence sector.
  • The Department of Defence Production developed an indigenization portal, srijandefence.gov.in, which acts as an opportunity for Make in India' in Defence.
  • The Defence Minister has called on the Indian industry partners in order to show complete commitment and take proactive participation in the pursuit of Indigenization and self-reliance in the Defence Sector.
  • Self-reliance in Defence manufacturing has been envisioned not only as a domestic requirement but also with export perspective and can be made possible with concerted efforts.

About Department of Defence Production

  • It was set up in November 1962.
  • Its objective is to  develop a comprehensive production infrastructure in order to produce the weapons, systems, platforms , equipment required for defence.
  • It has established wide ranging production facilities for various defence equipment through the Ordnance Factories and Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs).
  • It has manufactured arms and ammunition, tanks, armoured vehicles, heavy vehicles, fighter aircrafts and helicopters, warships, submarines, missiles, ammunition, electronic equipment, earth moving equipment, special alloys and special purpose steels.

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