PIB reported on August 16 that MoD has launched Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) with an outlay of 400 crore for creating state-of-the-art testing infrastructure in partnership with the private industry. The scheme would run for the duration of five years and envisages setting up of 6-8 Greenfield Defence Testing Infrastructure facilities that are required for defence and aerospace related production.The projects under the scheme will be provided with up to 75 per cent Government funding in the form of ‘Grant-in-Aid’. The remaining 25 per cent of the project cost will have to be borne by the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) constituents of which will be the Indian private entities and state governments. In this regard, Department of Defence Production/Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DDP/DGQA) has published eight Expression of Interest (EOIs) catering to setting up of defence test facilities in selected domains. The same has been uploaded on https://eprocure.gov.in and https://ddpmod.gov.in. The Request for Proposal (RFP) for the defence test facility for selected aid domains will be issued shortly and published on the above websites. The project consultant for the scheme can be contacted on email id email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and project officer from DDP/DGQA can be contacted on email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for any clarification on the scheme.