XXXVIII, No 7, 06/04/2020
India: DPP 2020 pushes local content, changes multipliers, adds new discharge category
India has released a long-awaited draft of its new Defence Production Policy (DPP). Weighing in at over 740 pages, the document has revised the country’s offset guidelines, making significant changes to the Make in India defence procurement categories, indigenous content levels, and multipliers. Thresholds, quotas, penalties, performance periods, and a high level of general confusion remain unchanged. The unending categories and sub-categories read like a struggle between Holmes and Moriarty.