Defence Minister releases DRDO Procurement Manual 2020

Issue: 10 / 2020

To encourage increased participation of Indian industry, including Start-ups and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Defence Research & Development (R&D) for achieving ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh released a new version of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Procurement Manual 2020 (PM-2020) on October 20, 2020. Speaking on the occasion, Rajnath Singh said, “The new DRDO Procurement Manual will facilitate participation in the indigenous Defence Industry by simplifying processes and ensure their participation in design and development activities. The PM-2020 will help realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.” The PM-2020, will facilitate faster execution of R&D projects and programmes. The modified features the Manual will go a long way to facilitate participation of the industry in various R&D projects.