Bengaluru: In a major fillip to Prime Minister’s Atmanirbhar Bharat concept, Rajnath Singh, Defence minister has put out a proposal to ban the import of weapons that can be manufactured indigenously, as reported by a popular website. 

The website adds that the suggestion has been made in the second draft of the Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) 2020. This will now be called the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020. The draft has been released by the MoD.


As per the proposal, the website, the MoD will put out a negative list of weaponry and platforms which will be banned for import so as to give a fillip to the domestic industry. The list will be updated from time to time based on the needs of the armed forces. The list is presently in the making.

A note on Atmanirbhar Bharat

Atmanirbhar Bharat is a vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make India self-reliant or self-sufficient. 

Modi’s thoughts on Atmanirbhar Bharat 

"India's goal of self-reliance has been paramount in the policy and practice of the country. The COVID-19 crisis gave us lessons on how to speed up efforts in that direction.”

"India is fighting multiple challenges along with COVID-19, including floods, locust attack, earthquakes...We have to turn the crisis into an opportunity for creating Atmanirbhar Bharat and take steps to ensure that products which we import from elsewhere are manufactured in India.” 


Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan to be built on 5 pillars:

The five pillars are economy, infrastructure, technology-driven systems, demography and demand. Land, labour, liquidity and law will be the focus as part of the 4th pillar. Intention to grow local to global. 

5Is that are important

“To bring India on the path of rapid development again, five things are very important to build a self-reliant India-intent, inclusion, investment, infrastructure and innovation.”