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Defense Production

Mr. G. C. Pati


To achieve self-reliance in production of state of the art weapon platforms, arms, ammunition equipment's and other material required for the defence of our nation


Facilitate enhancement of capability and capacity through policies, initiatives and incentives for improving quality and timely delivery of defence equipment for Armed Forces and encourage R&D efforts in Indian defence industries for selfreliance and improve the functioning of OFB, DPSUs for transforming them into global leaders.

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The Department of Defence Production was set up in 1962, in the aftermath of the Chinese aggression to create a self-reliant and self-sufficient  indigenous defence production base  .  In November, 1965, Department of Defence Supplies was created to forge linkages between the civil industries and defence production units. The two departments were merged in December, 1984 into  the Department of Defence Production and Supplies.  The Department of Defence Production and Supplies has been renamed as Department of Defence Production w.e.f. January, 2004.

Since 1962, 16 new Ordnance Factories have been set up.  Their capacities have been augmented and modernised selectively keeping in mind the emerging requirements of the Armed Forces. All the Ordnance Factories and Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSUs) are engaged in the task of manufacture of equipment and stores for Defence Services.  One more Ordnance Factory is being setup in Nalanda, Bihar.  In addition, capacities of civil sectors are also utilised for the purpose.
  1. Timely delivery of arms/ammunitions and equipments of quality standards to the Armed Forces as per their requirement.
  2. Increase share of Indian products in the procurement for our defence needs
  3. Enhance manufacturing /mapping capabilities in the defence domain
  4. Streamlining Institutional Architecture for defence related Research and Development
  5. Facilitating and guiding improvements in the functioning of DPSUs, OFB and all the three Responsibility Centres
  6. Monitoring of offset policy
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Turnover of Ordnance Factories Armed Forces, DGQA, QEMs Turnover Rs. in Crore 11700 12935 13581 14260 14973
2. Turnover Value of Production of Defence PSUs OEM, Armed Forces, DGQA Turnover Rs. in Crore 31950 33170 34829 36570 38398
3. % Growth in vendor base Private Sector, Services and various Government setups % growth % - 6 6 6 6
4. Monitoring Offset policy Services, Public/Private Sector Timely study/review of signed offset contracts No. - - 20 20 20


Results-Framework Document

Reports of Standing Committee