Defence Exports

A. Export Regulation

  1. DGFT vide Notification No. 5/2015-2020 dated 24th April, 2017, has notified the Munitions List in Category 6 of Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials, Equipment and Technologies (SCOMET). The export of Items specified in Category 6 of SCOMET list (Munitions List), (except those covered under Note 2 and 3 of Commodity Identification Note of the SCOMET list and items in Category 6A007 and 6A008 of SCOMET) is governed by the extant Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the Department of Defence Production in the Ministry of Defence (www.ddpmod.gov.in) vide No. 1(4)/2016-D(EPC) dated 15th May, 2017. Unless prohibited, export of Munitions List items is permitted against an Authorisation issued by the Department of Defence Production. Detailed procedure is provided in SOP for export of Munitions List Items for different purposes such as actual export, export for testing and evaluation purposes,participation in tenders/ exhibitions, exploring business opportunities abroad and transfer of technology / software.

B. Export Profile of Indian Defence Industry

  1. The value of export by Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs),Ordnance Factory Boards (OFBs)and private defence industry (based on the NOCs issued) for the financial year 2016-17is Rs.1495.27Crore.
  2. About 15-16 companies in the private sector have contributed to defence exports. Some of the major export destinations for defence products have been Italy, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Russia, France, Nepal, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Israel, Egypt, UAE, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Poland, Spain and Chile etc. The major defence items being exported are Personal Protective items, Offshore Patrol Vessels, ALH Helicopter, SU Avionics, Bharati Radio, Coastal Surveillance Systems, Kavach Mod II Launcher and FCS, Spares for Radar, Electronic System and Light Engineering Mechanical Parts etc.