Failed to read XSD schema document in Spring MVC project in root-context.xml



I am running Spring MVC project and when I reached for deployment (I generated WAR file for deployment team and they use it to do the deployment), I faced an error that we were not see it when we were running the project from eclipse (Run as Maven Build). I am sure this is because the deployment is happening on machine that does not have Internet. The error is related to downloading the XSD file that is needed in the root-context.xml file.

The warn is saying:

INFO : org.springframework.beans.factory.xml.XmlBeanDefinitionReader - Loading XML bean definitions from ServletContext resource [/WEB-INF/spring/root-context.xml]

WARN : org.springframework.beans.factory.xml.XmlBeanDefinitionReader - Ignored XML validation warning

org.xml.sax.SAXParseException; lineNumber: 4 ; columnNumber: 129 ; schema_reference. 4 : [b]Failed to read schema document '' [/b], because 1 ) could not find the document; 2 ) the document could not be read; 3 ) the root element of the document is not <xsd:schema>.

And the error:

ERROR: org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader - Context initialization failed

org.springframework.beans.factory.xml.XmlBeanDefinitionStoreException: Line 4 in XML document from ServletContext resource [/WEB-INF/spring/root-context.xml] is invalid; nested exception is org.xml.sax.SAXParseException; lineNumber: 4 ; columnNumber: 129 ; cvc-elt. 1 : Cannot find the declaration of element 'beans' .

I know that I have to place the spring-beans.xsd file locally and change the xml configuration to direct for it, but I do not know in which path I have to place this file and what the configuration that I have to place in the root-context.xml file to be able to find this file.

From the other side, I am posting here the root-context.xml file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<beans xmlns=""
    <!-- Root Context: defines shared resources visible to all other web components -->
    <import resource="nep-api-proxy.xml"/>

Appreciate your kindly help please.