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Rajnath Singh said the ministry has prepared a list of 101 items for which the embargo on imports is planned to be progressively implemented between 2020 and 2024

In a major reform initiative to boost the domestic defence industry, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today announced restrictions on import of 101 weapons and military platforms including artillery guns, assault rifles and transport aircraft.

He said the ministry has prepared a list of 101 items for which the embargo on imports is planned to be progressively implemented between 2020 and 2024.

The list of 101 embargoed items comprises some high technology weapon systems like artillery guns, assault rifles, corvettes, sonar systems, transport aircraft, light combat helicopters (LCHs), radars and many other items.

The import embargo will come into effect on these items in a phased manner. The deadline has been set for December 2025.

Here is a list of 101 defence items banned for import by India

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