National Desk: Responding to the clarion call given by Prime Minister for \u201cAtmanirbhar Bharat\u201d, the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has taken several initiatives to strengthen the indigenous defence ecosystem.\u00a0 Towards this, A DRDO delegation met with Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh to apprise him about 108 systems and subsystems which have been identified for designing and development by the Indian Industry only. The list of technologies is enclosed in Appendix. This initiative will pave the way for Indian Defence industry to develop many technologies towards building an AtmaNirbhar Bharat. DRDO will also provide support to industries for design, development and testing of these systems on requirement basis.\u00a0 All the requirements of these systems by R&D establishments, Armed Forces, and other Security Agencies can be met through development contracts or production orders on suitable Indian industry. This will allow DRDO to focus on design & development of critical and advanced technologies and systems. DRDO has been partnering with industry for realization of its systems. Collaborating with DRDO in the development of major weapon systems the Indian industry has matured to a stage where they can develop systems on their own. Indian industry has progressed from a \u2018build to print\u2019 partner to \u2018build to specification\u2019 partner. The present industry base for DRDO consists of 1800 MSMEs along with DPSUs, Ordnance Factories and large scale industries.\u00a0 DRDO has already taken major initiatives through various policies to involve the Indian industry as Development cum Production Partners (DCPP), offering its technology to industry at nominal cost and providing free access to its patents. This initiative will support the fast-growing Indian defence industrial ecosystem and will help the industry to contribute towards \u201cAtmanirbhar Bharat\u201d in a big way.