The ministry issued an order saying the extension of delivery period of equipment and hardware will be applicable for the period between March 25 and July 24.
It adds that the "Duration of this Force Majeure will be excluded while calculating the delay in delivery of contracted equipment/ service and imposition of Liquidated Damages charges."
This measure would bring big relief to the domestic defence industry, whose production schedules have been adversely affected by Covid-19 situation.
The MoD order, however, adds that the Indian vendor is free to deliver the contracted items well within the extended delivery period.
Further, as per the order, no separate contract specific amendments are required to be made to give effect to this decision.
According to the order, no separate contract or specific amendments will be required for implementation of the new provision.