Q. Consider the following statements regarding the Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS):
1. Its aim is to create a state-of-the-art testing infrastructure in partnership with the private industry.
2. Projects under the scheme will be fully-funded by the central government.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:
  • Statement 1 is correct 
  • Statement 2 is incorrect 

About Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS): 

Launched by: Ministry of Defence in 2020. 

Aim: To create a state-of-the-art testing infrastructure in partnership with the private industry.  

Key Features of the Scheme: 

Target: The scheme aims to set up 6-8 Greenfield Defence Testing Infrastructure facilities that are required for defence and aerospace-related production. 

  • A greenfield project is one that is not constrained by prior work. It is constructed on unused land where there is no need to remodel or demolish an existing structure. 

Funding: The projects under the scheme will be provided with up to 75% Government funding in the form of ‘Grant-in-Aid’. 

  • The remaining 25% of the project cost will have to be borne by the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). The SPV constituents will be the Indian private entities and state governments. 

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