Mr Singh also called upon all defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs) to focus on 100 per cent indigenisation of military equipment and platforms and effectively implement the Make in India initiative in defence production to bring down import dependence.
Welcoming the appointment of Nirmala Sitharaman as defence minister, Mr Singh exuded confidence that the key ministry will get "new energy and strength" under her as women symbolise "shakti" (strength).
Speaking at an event in DRDO, where equipment built by several DPSUs were handed over to the paramilitary CRPF, the home minister said procurement of weapons and other systems for paramilitary forces is largely handled by the defence ministry and delays in their supplies often affect them.
"For the CRPF, I have seen that the procurement of equipment is done by the defence ministry. The CRPF does not get the priority it should. "There has been a delay in supply of equipment and weapons to them. There is a need to think over it as due to the delay, they suffer. I think a framework for it has to be developed," Mr Singh said.
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