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Defense Testing Infrastructure Scheme

Key Highlights:

  •   Scheme to boost domestic defence & aerospace manufacturing
  •   Rs 400 crore outlay to create state-of-the-art testing infrastructure in partnership with industry
  •   Scheme was launched by RM in May 2020
  •   Project consultant/officer can be contacted for clarification

In order to boost domestic defense and aerospace manufacturing, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) with an outlay of Rs 400 crore for creating state-of-the-art testing infrastructure in partnership with the private industry. The scheme was launched by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh on May 08, 2020. The scheme would run for the duration of five years and envisages the setting up of 6-8 Greenfield Defence Testing Infrastructure facilities that are required for defense and aerospace-related production.

The projects under the scheme will be provided with up to 75 percent Government funding in the form of ‘Grant-in-Aid’. The remaining 25 percent of the project cost will have to be borne by the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) constituents of which will be the Indian private entities and state governments. In this regard, the Department of Defence Production/Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DDP/DGQA) has published eight Expression of Interest (EOIs) catering to setting up defense test facilities in selected domains. The same has been uploaded on https://eprocure.gov.in and https://ddpmod.gov.in. The Request for Proposal (RFP) for the defense test facility for selected aid domains will be issued shortly and published on the above websites.

A project consultant for the scheme has been hired, who can be contacted on email id vishal.kanwar@pwc.comshruti.arora@pwc.com, and project officer from DDP/DGQA can be contacted on email: dtis-dqawp@navy.gov.in and ks.nehra@navy.gov.in for any clarification on the scheme, EOI, or RFP terms and conditions.

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