Defence Exports

A. Export Regulation

  1. As per DGFT Notification No. 115 (RE-2013)/2009-2014 dated 13.03.2015, No Objection Certificate (NOC) for export is issued by the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, as per the provisions of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the items listed in the list of military stores attached to this notification. However, there are certain defence items, which are not listed in the list of military stores attached to this notification. These are primarily dual use items and are, therefore, listed in the SCOMET list of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), which is available at
  2. Exporters, while undertaking export of defence items, are required to first refer to the list of military stores attached with above-mentioned notification and then, SCOMET list of DGFT. If the items, proposed to be exported by the exporter, are listed in the list of military stores attached to the DGFT notification, the exporters are required to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Department of Defence Production as per the SOP mentioned below. However, if the items of export are listed in the SCOMET list of the DGFT, the exporters would be required to obtain the NOC from the O/o DGFT as per the rules and procedures of DGFT. For this, the exporters may refer to the DGFT website at

B. Export Profile of Indian Defence Industry

  1. The value of defence export by DPSUs, OFB and the Private Sector Companies (based on the NOCs issued), for the financial year 2015-16 was Rs. 1693.80 crore as compared to Rs. 994.04 crore during the financial year 2014-15. The trend in export shows phenomenal growth by the industry. The export by private defence industry has shown accelerated growth. About 12-14 companies in the private sector have contributed to defence exports.
  2. Some of the major export destinations for defence products have been Algeria, Afghanistan, Israel, Ecuador, Russia, UK, Indonesia, Nepal, Oman, Romania, Belgium, Vietnam, Myanmar, South Korea and Sudan. The major defence items being exported are Personal Protective Items, Offshore Patrol Vessels, Spares for Radar, Cheetal Helicopters, Turbo Chargers and Batteries, Electronic Systems (EOPOD ALH System), and Light Engineering Mechanical Parts etc.