India’s revised Defense Procurement Procedure (DPP) will only be released next year as the MoD is awaiting the report of a task force on the selection of strategic partners for defense projects.
“The task force report is expected by January 15. And its recommendations will be crucial for the DPP. So we can expect the new DPP to be out only by late January, once all the recommendations of the task force have been studied, analysed and appropriately inducted in the DPP,” BusinessLine news daily quoted a top official as saying Wednesday.
The revised DPP, which lays down the norms for capital procurement of defence weapons and equipment, was initially expected to be released in May.
The task force, headed by VK Aatre, former scientific adviser to Defence Minister, has been entrusted with laying down rules for the selection of strategic partners in the private sector in long-term defence projects. This was constituted in September.