Export of Defence Products

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Delhi: The Government of India has taken the following steps for export of defence products:-

(i)A Defence Export Strategy has been formulated and put in public domain. The strategy outlines the need for promotional measures and simplification of regulatory processes for facilitating / promoting the export of defence products.

(ii) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for issue of No Objection Certificate (NOC) for export of military stores has been finalized and put in public domain.

(iii) On-line system of receiving application for issue of NOC for export of military stores has been introduced.

As per DGFT Policy Circular No.45 (RE-08)/2004-2009, dated 4th December 2008, Department of Defence Production (DDP) issues “NOC” for export of goods, which are in the nature of military stores.

During the last three years and the current year, NOCs for export of military stores to the following countries have been issued:-

Algeria, Benin, Nigeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sri Lanka, Paraguay, Japan, Afghanistan, Spain, Nepal, Belgium, Malaysia, Norway, Romania, Port of Spain, Venezuela, France, Vietnam, UK, UAE, Bangladesh, Ghana, Sweden, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Israel, Republic of Korea, Macau, Oman, Tunisia, Libya, Nuevo Leon, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Uruguay, Netherland, Canada, Russia, USA, Namibia, Indonesia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Switzerland, Czech, Kenya, Botswana, Tajikistan, Singapore, Ireland, Italy, Gabon and Turkey.

The Government has not fixed any target for export of military stores to other countries.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri P.C. Mohan in Lok Sabha today.