Modernization of the Army is a continuous process based on threat
perception, operational challenges, technological changes and available
resources. It is carried out in accordance with the provisions of
Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP). As per broad time frame given in
DPP, it takes about 2-3 years to complete the various stages of
procurement and conclude the contract.
To counter systemic and institutional delays, procedures and processes
are continuously refined on the basis of experience gained during the
procurement process. The Defence Procurement Procedure provides an
effective framework for expeditious procurement for modernization and to
keep the Armed Forces in a state of operational readiness to meet any
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a
written reply to KumariSarojPandey in Lok Sabha today.