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Atma Nirbhar Push | Rajnath Singh Announces Import Embargo on 101 Weapon Systems

Aug 09, 2020 05:42 PM IST India India

With the aim of boosting local weapons production, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday morning declared an embargo on 101 defence items which, he said, will now be produced locally. In addition to putting these items on a 'negative list', Singh said that "contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed upon the domestic industry within the next 6 to 7 years".