‘Make in India’ initiative launched by the Government, in September 2014, aims to build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure, facilitate investment and foster innovation. Defence manufacturing is identified as one amongst 25 Sectors under ‘Make in India’ initiative. The Government has taken several policy initiatives such as liberalization of FDI policy and Industrial Licensing policy, simplification of export procedures, creating level playing field for Indian private and public sector companies, preference to ‘Buy (Indian)’, ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ and ‘Make’ categories over ‘Buy (Global)’ category in defence Procurement Procedure-2013, for providing impetus to indigenous production of arms, ammunition and equipment.
A positive response has been received from both within the country and globally to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. Some of the major foreign countries like United States of America (USA), Russia, Israel, Japan, Korea etc. have evinced interest in participating in ‘Make in India’ initiative. Since the launch of ‘Make in India’ initiative, 61 companies have obtained 81 Industrial Licenses (ILs) for manufacture of various defence equipment upto October 2015. These Industrial Licenses include manufacture of Artillery Guns, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, warships, Aircrafts, UAVs, Radars etc.
The name of companies which have been issued Industrial Licenses, since the launch of ‘Make in India’ initiative is as below:
M/S Amw Motors Ltd. Kutch, Gujarat.
M/S Basant Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. Gurgaon, Haryana.
M/S Defence Land Systems India Pvt. Ltd. Palwal, Haryana.
M/S Sasmos Het Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru
M/S Swallow Systems Pvt. Ltd. Vadodara, Gujarat.
M/S Jubilant Aeronautics Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru.
M/S Avaana Software & Services Pvt. Ltd. Noida, UP.
M/S Reliance Aerospace Technologies Ltd. Nashik, Maharashtra.
M/S Bharat Forge Ltd. Pune, Maharashtra.
M/S Om Uav Systems Faridabad, Haryana.
M/S Punj Lloyd Industries Ltd, Distt. Bhind,Madhya Pradesh
M/S Mahindra Telephonics Integrated Systems Ltd. Palwal, Haryana.
M/S Economic Explosives Ltd. Nagpur, Maharashtra.
M/S Ashok Leyland Defence Systems Ltd. Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu.
M/S Tejas Strategic Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Bengaluru.
M/S Bharati Shipyard Ltd. District Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.
M/S Lords Vanijya Pvt. Ltd. Howrah West Bengal.
M/S Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering Co Ltd. District-Amereli, Gujarat (II) Jhansi, UP.
M/S Dewsoft Fabrication Pvt. Ltd. Jhajjar, Haryana.
M/S Spectrum Infotech Pvt. Ltd. , Bengaluru.
M/S Aviohelitronics Infosystems Pvt. Ltd. , Bengaluru.
M/S Dynamatic Technologies Ltd. Peenya, , Bengaluru.
M/S Punj Lloyd Aviation Ltd. (I) Distt-Bhind, Madhya Pradesh (II) Belagondapalli Hosur.
M/S Taneja Aerospace And Aviation Limited Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu.
M/S Avasarala Technologies Limited , Bengaluru.
M/S Elcome Marine Services Pvt. Ltd., Navi Mumbai.
M/S Cimmco Limited,Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
M/S Tata Motors Limited, Pune, Maharashtra.
M/S M Icron Intruments Pvt. Ltd. (I) Chandigarh, Distt. Panchkula, Haryana.
M/S Deepti Electronics & Electro Optics Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru
M/S Mku Pvt. Ltd. (I) Kanpur (Ii) Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh.
M/S. Idea Forge Technology Private Limited, Navi Mumbai.
M/S Elcom Innovations Private Limited, Ropar, Punjab.
M/S Tech Mahindra Limited, Bengaluru.
M/S Premier Explosives Ltd. Nagonda,Telangana.
M/S Chowgule & Company Pvt. Ltd, Goa.
M/S. Titagarh Wagons Limited, Plant:-1 Paraganas North, West Bengal, Plant:-2 Paraganas North, West Bengal, Plant:-3 Hooghly, West Bengal.
M/S. Samtel Thales Avionics Ltd. Gautam Buddh Nagar, (UP).
M/S. Bf Elbit Advanced Systems Pvt. Ltd.,Pune, Maharashtra
M/S. Tata Advanced Material Limited, Bengaluru.
M/S. Tak Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Gautam Budh Nagar, (UP).
M/S. Analogic Controls India Limited, Telangana.
M/S. Aidin Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru.
M/S. Solar Industries India Ltd. Nagpur, Maharashtra.
M/S. Amertec Systems Private Limited, Gurgaon, Haryana.
M/S. Modest Infrastructure Ltd., Bhavnagar, Gujarat.
M/S. Serial Innovations India Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru.
M/S. Asteria Aerospace Pvt. Ltd, Kathawada, Gujarat.
M/S. Lotus Aviation Technology Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
M/S. Kalyani Strategic Systems Limited (KSSL), Maharashtra
M/S. Icomm Tele Limited, Hyderabad.
M/S. Vem Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad.
M/S. Tebma Shipyards Limited (I) Udupi, Karnataka, Chengelpet, Tamil Nadu.
M/S. The Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz Limited,Gurgaon, Haryana
M/S. Fedders Lloyd Corporation Ltd., Gujarat.
M/S. Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited, Madhya Pradesh.
M/S. Narendra Explosive Ltd., Saharanpur, UP.
M/S. Applied Electro Magnetics Pvt. Ltd., Gautam Budh Nagar, UP.
M/S. Ksedc Ltd. (Keltron), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
M/S. Metaltech Motor Bodies Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon, Haryana.
M/S. Ois Aerospace Pvt. Ltd., Gautam Budh Nagar, UP.
The list of the major equipment manufactured domestically with indigenous technology are as follows :-
In May 2001, the defence industry sector, which was hitherto reserved for the public sector, was opened upto 100% for Indian private sector participation with FDI permissible upto 26%, both subject to licensing. However, FDI policy has been recently revised in November 2015 under which Foreign Investment up to 49% is allowed through automatic route and above 49% under Government route on case-to-case basis, wherever it is likely to result in access to modern and ‘state-of-art’ technology in the country.
In the current financial year, 39 Indian private companies have obtained 49 Industrial Licenses, till October 2015, for manufacture of various defence equipments. Further, nine (09) proposals have been received for foreign investment in the current financial year, out of which 3 proposals have been approved by the Government.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Anoop Mishra and Shri PK Biju in Lok Sabha today.