Make-III category has been introduced in Oct 2020 under Ch-III of DAP-2020. Projects under Make II and Make III would encompass equipment/ system/ platform or their upgrades or their subsystems/ sub-assembly/ assemblies/ components/ materials/ ammunition/ software, primarily for import substitution. This although would not be designed/developed indigenously, but can be manufactured in India as import substitution for product support of weapon systems/equipment held in the inventory of the Services. Indian firms may manufacture these either in collaboration or with ToT from foreign OEMs. In this category, an Indian vendor can enter into a JV with OEM.
Schemes under Make III will be procured under the Buy ‘Indian’ category with a minimum of 60% IC.