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UAE govt is likely to push more at the higher level for the deal, which the Defence Ministry had in-principle decided to scrap as it wants to divert it to ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Union Minister Shripad Naik was replying to a query on whether the defence ministry will consider using and selling only 'Made in India' products in its stores.
The 7.62x51mm sniper rifle is one of 101 items on the negative import list issued in August. Its import embargo kicks in December.
Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said there were 16,758 cases in the Army, 1,365 in the Navy and 1,716 in the Air Force.
The projects for procuring carbines and self-propelled air defence system had been in the works for long, but were stuck due to price & technical requirements, among others.
Hearing petition flied by defence ministry and IAF, Delhi HC has issued notices to producer and directors of Gunjan Saxena film, Zee, Netflix.
Officials said the Pinaka regiments will be deployed along India's border with China and Pakistan to further enhance operational preparedness of the armed forces.
A consolidated list of items for possible exports, both from the government and private sector, is being worked upon.
The 74th Independence Day celebrations to be held at the Red Fort Saturday will be the first national event during the Covid pandemic.
Tenders for the submarines are expected to be issued ‘soon’ while the Indo-Russian AK 203 rifles could be finalised by October.