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Defence stocks jump as panel clears new DPP

PTI Mumbai | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on March 22, 2016

Bucking an overall weak broader market trend, defence stocks were in focus today, rising by up to 6 per cent, after the new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), focusing on India-made products and fast-tracked acquisition process, was cleared.

Shares of Reliance Defence and Engineering ended up 3.71 per cent, Astra Microwave Products rose 2.42 per cent, BEML (2.09 per cent) and Bharat Electronics (1.22 per cent) on the BSE.

After a delay of several months, the new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), focusing on India-made products and fast-tracked acquisition process, was yesterday cleared by the top committee of the Defence Ministry.

“The DAC has given the final nod to the new DPP. We expect that the new DPP will be loaded on to our website on March 28.

It will be effective from April 2,” Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had said.

Many aspects of the DPP were already cleared by the DAC in February. This included a new category to acquire weapons — IDDM (Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured).

The new DPP also allows the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) to take a “fast-track” route to acquire weapons, something which was limited to only the armed forces till now.

Published on March 22, 2016
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