Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveils new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday unveiled a new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) – 2020 in New Delhi

“Happy to unveil the new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP)-2020 Document today. The Formulation of DAP 2020 has been done after incorporating comments and suggestions from a wide spectrum of stakeholders,” Rajnath tweeted.

“The DAP 2020 has been aligned with Prime Minister Modi’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat and empowering the Indian domestic industry through Make in India initiative with the ultimate aim of turning India into a global manufacturing hub,” Singh said.

“With the new Foreign Direct Investment policy announced, the DAP 2020 has adequately included provisions to encourage FDI to establish manufacturing hubs both for import substitution and exports while protecting the interests of Indian domestic industry,” Singh added.

The Defence Minister further said, “the Offset guidelines have also been revised, wherein preference will be given to manufacture of complete defence products over components and various multipliers have been added to give incentivisation in discharge of Offsets.”

The first Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) was promulgated in the year 2002 and has since been revised periodically to provide impetus to the growing domestic industry and achieve enhanced self-reliance in defence manufacturing. The Defence Minister had approved the constitution of the Main Review Committee under Chairmanship of DG (Acquisition) Apurva Chandra in Aug 2019 for preparation of DAP-2020.