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The Department of Defense Agreed To Boycott 101 Items: Here Is The Final List

India to ban imports of 101 items of military equipment

In a major development, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled on Sunday (9 August) that the Defense Minister is incorporating an import embargo on 101 items beyond the timetable to promote defense indigenisation.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh today announced restrictions on the import of 101 weapons or military platforms, including artillery weapons, attack rifles and transport aircraft, in an important reform initiative to boost the domestic defense industry.

Singh declared that it will be a big move towards self-defence, on Twitter.

The category contains artillery guns, missile destroyers, ship-borne cruise missiles, light combat aircraft, light transport aircraft, long-range land attack cruise missiles, communication satellites, basic trainer aircraft, multi-barrel rocket launchers, a variety of radars, assault rifles, sniper rifles, mini UAVs and different forms of explosives. This covers all styles of radars.

The document also notes that the moratorium begins between 2020 and 2025 for various products.

Singh said that all measures required to ensure that the schedule for the machinery output in the negative import list is achieved will be taken.

He said the ministry has split the capital procurement budget for 2020-21 between domestic and foreign capital procurement routes. “A separate budget head has been created with an outlay of nearly Rs 52,000 crore for domestic capital procurement in the current financial year,” he said.

In May 2020 , the Government announced a number of steps to improve self-reliance in the Defense sector, including the increase in foreign direct investment ( FDI) in defense factories and the establishment of an separate fund to buy local military hardware and the announcement of a list of weapons / equipment not importable.

Singh said the embargo on imports would be progressively implemented between 2020 and 2024. “Our aim is to apprise the Indian defence industry about the anticipated requirements of the armed forces so that they are better prepared to realise the goal of indigenization,” he said.

After consultations with military affairs (DMA), the list of arms banned for import will be checked each year and further products will be included. This implies that India will improve technologies for the platforms and protection systems which appear on the negative import list.

Here is the complete list of the items which are considered to be banned:

1. 120mm Fin Stabilised Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot (FSAPDS) Mark II Ammunition

2. 7.62×51 Sniper Rifle

3. Tracked Self Propelled (SP) Gun (155mm x 52 Cal)

4. Towed Artillery Gun (155mm x 52 Cal)

5. Short Range Surface to Air Missiles (Land variant)

6. Shipborne Cruise Missiles

7. Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) (Pinaka Variant)

8. Simulators Presenting Smart Ranges And Multi-Function Targets

9. Battalion Support Weapons Simulators

10. Container-based Simulators for Live Fire Training

11. Tailor-made Simulators for Counter Insurgency (CI)/Counter Terrorism (CT) based Training

12. Force-on-force Live Tactical Simulators / Infantry Weapon

13. Tank Simulators (driving, as well as, crew gunnery)

14. 155mm/39 Cal Ultra-Light Howitzer

15. Successor of Flycatcher & Upgraded Super Fledermaus (USFM) / Air Defence Fire Control Radar (ADFCR)

16. Component Level Repair Facility for Tank T-90

17. Shipborne Close in Weapon System

18. Bullet Proof Jackets

19. Ballistic Helmets

20. Missile Destroyers

21. Multi-Purpose Vessel

22. Offshore Patrol Vessel

23. Next Generation Missile Vessels

24. Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts

25. Water Jet Fast Attack Craft

26. Ammunition Barges

27. 50ton Bollard – Pull Tugs

28. Survey Vessels

29. Floating Dock

30. Diving Support Vessels

31. Pollution Control Vessels

32. Anti-Submarine Rocket Launchers

33. Shipborne Medium Range Gun

34. Torpedo Tube Launcher for Light Weight Torpedoes

35. Magneto – Rheological Anti Vibration Mounts

36. All variants of Depth Charges

37. Shipborne Sonar System for Large Ships

38. Hull Mounted Submarine Sonar

39. Short Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft

40. Anti-Submarine Rocket

41. Chaff Rockets

42. Chaff Rocket Launcher

43. Integrated Ship’s Bridge System

44. Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) MK I A – Enhanced Indigenised Content

45. Light Combat Helicopters

46. General Purpose Pre Fragmentation Bombs between 250-500 Kg

47. Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) for Transport Aircraft

48. Ground Based Mobile ELINT System

49. Transport Aircraft (Light)

50. GSAT-6 Satellite Terminals

51. Aerial Delivery Systems for Transport Aircraft

52. Digital Tropo Scatter/LOS Communication System

53. Low Level Transportable Radar

54. High Power Radar (HPR)

55. CBRN Detection & Monitoring System

56. CBRN Decontamination & Protection System

57. Parachute Tactical Assault (PTA)- G2

58. Dragunov Upgrade System

59. PKMG Upgrade System

60. Simulators for A Vehicles / B Vehicles

61. Simulators for Towed and Self Propelled Guns of Air Defence

62. Simulators for Correction of Fire by Observers

63. Military trucks of 4×4 and above variants: 12×12, 10×10, 8×8, 6×6

64. Fixed Wing Mini UAVs

65. 500 Ton Self Propelled Water Barges

66. Software Defined Radio (TAC) for IN

67. Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Battery (Long Range)

68. Advance Landing Ground Communication Terminals (ALGCTs)for AGLs

69. Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6X6 for Medium Guns

70. Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV)

71. Light Machine Gun

72. 125 mm Fin Stabilised Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot (FSAPDS) New Generation Ammunition

73. Assault Rifle 7.62 x 39mm

74. 30 mm Ammunition for Infantry Fighting Systems

75. Mine Fragmentation

76. Mine Anti-tank

77. Mine Anti-Personnel Blast

78. Multipurpose Grenade

79. Inertial Navigation System for Ship Application

80. Conventional Submarines

81. 40mm UBGL (Under Barrel Grenade Launcher)

82. Lightweight Rocket Launcher

83. 155 mm Artillery Ammunition

84. EW Systems

85. Material Handling Crane 2.5 to 7.5 Tons (Vehicle Mounted)

86. GRAD BM Rocket

87. 30MM HEI/HET

88. ASTRA-MK I Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile (BVR AAM)

89. EW Suit for MI-17 V5

90. Communication Satellite GSAT-7C

91. Satellite GSAT 7R

92. Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA)

93. Expendable Aerial Targets

94. Small Jet Engines with 120kgf thrust

95. Light Low Level Terrain Radar (LLLWR)

96. Close in Weapon System (Land based)

97. 23 mm ZU Ammunitions

98. 30mm VOG 17

99. Electronic Fuses for Artillery Ammunitions

100. Bi- Modular Charge System (BMCS )

101. Long Range – Land Attack Cruise Missile