Applications from over 500 competitors have been received and the evaluation of the applications is in process.

  • The broad criteria for screening / selection from amongst competitors would be as follows: 
  • Potential for proposed prototype to meet existing Indian defence needs; 
  • Potential to deploy an existing technology or patent to meet existing Indian defence needs; 
  • An additional but optional parameter would be whether the proposed prototype / product / technology has the ability to reach alternative civilian markets also.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre.