21 Defence Offset Contracts Valued $ 5.57 Billion Signed

21 defence offset contracts with cumulative value of 5.67 Billion US Dollars approximately have been signed by Ministry of Defence (MOD) in last three years. MOD has assigned a study through Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA) to ascertain the impact of offsets on Indian Defence Industrial Base. The interim report has been received. Defence industry sector was first opened up in May 2001 for 100% manufacturing by Indian Private sector including FDIupto admissible cap both subject to licensing. Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) vide press note 5(21016) notified revised FDI policy under which FDI is allowed under automatic route upto 49% and beyond 49% through Government route whenever it is likely to result in access to modern technology or for other reasons to be recorded............................

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