Defence Minister launches Indigenisation portal SRIJAN

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News: Union Defence minister has launched Department of Defence Production portal named SRIJAN.

Facts:

  • SRIJAN Portal: It is an online portal that aims to promote indigenisation of defence items production by providing information about defence equipment and items that are being imported so that the Indian industry can design, develop and manufacture them domestically as per its capability.

Additional Facts: 

  • Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX): It was launched in 2018 to create an ecosystem to foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace by engaging Industries including MSMEs, start-ups among others.
    • Implementation: It is being implemented by Defence Innovation Organisation(DIO).