Centre to amend Defence Procurement Procedure every year

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New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K.Antony said on Monday that the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) will be amended every year to improve country's acquisition policy for the armed forces, instead of once in two or three years as has been the practice.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a seminar here today Antony said, "We have taken a decision that instead of every two or three years, we will amend the DPP annually so that by learning we would be able to improve it every year."

The Government will amend the DPP in the next few months that further give new impetus to indigenisation process, he said.

Antony informed that the Government is working on a roadmap for speedy indigenisation of procurement and added that the new policy helps to establish a very strong defence industrial base in the country within next ten years.

Expressing satisfaction over recently concluded Sino- India talks, he said, "according to my information, the talks ended on a positive note and it was fruitful and the whole atmosphere was also very cordial."

India will continue talks with China to find an amicable solution to the long pending border dispute with Beijing, Antony added.

"The dialogues are continuing and we have decided that through it, we must try to sort out all issues with China regarding our border dispute and it will continue," Antony said. (ANI)

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