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EDITORIAL MAR-APR 2018

Despite rhetoric's of self-reliance as goal of India's defence production strategy since 1960s, fact is India has become one of the largest importer of defence goods in the world. Recently, a defence ministry's report picked up holes in India's arms procurement process including unreasonable delays in  military's modernisation. Major reasons for the inordinate...

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EDITORIAL JAN-FEB 2018

During the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's high-profile visit, India and Israel have signed nine agreements to boost cooperation in the areas of space, cyber security and oil and gas between both countries. The Indo-Israel relation go beyond military relations. Currently Israel is...

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November – December 2017

In this issue we deliberate on Individual service specific platforms, projects and other broader issues. Beginning with the 'Queen of the Battle' Infantry. These foot soldiers are the first line of protection; therefore, they need to be equipped with best weapons and arms....

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EDITORIAL July-Aug 2017

“Make in India” mission is envisaged as a major initiative for ushering a turn-around of the Indian Industry. The government has begun to take some marked steps and this could be potentially a turning point in India's endeavour to have a robust home-grown...

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EDITORIAL MAY-JUNE 2017

Till recent past focus of Indian Defence Acquisition programmes had been acquiring combat capability and not broader aspect of strategic imperative for long-term self-reliance by acquiring industrial capability to manufacture and resuscitate systems over a life cycle. For Geopolitical and economic reasons, we...

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EDITORIAL Mar-Apr 2017

India is in for change. The recent election results are indicative of the end of Dynasties, Nepotism, Caste and Religion based politics. The politics as family enterprise, alliances to grab power, sans responsibilities and status quo mindset have been dumped. The mandate is for governance...

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EDITORIAL JAN-FEB 2017

The present Government has been in power over two and half year and crossed the mid-point of their tenure. The hype of 'Make in India' especially from the perspective of defence production, has hardly shown any significant improvement from the past. The euphoria and claims made on...
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EDITORIAL NOV-DEC 2016

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In the present geo political environment and era of rapid technological changes the defence forces must retain a combat edge through the well trained, motivated human and material resources. Unfortunately our approach and practices in vogue are based on World War-II model not...

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EDITORIAL SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2016

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The MoD procurement process has been guided by vested interests and thus overloading the inefficient defence production base and keep the defence services handling the obsolete weaponry. The defence industrial base, dominated by Govt sector has retained insipid infrastructure, producing low tech products...

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EDITORIAL JULY-AUGUST 2016

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July-aug 2016With the increase in FDI, the government has made its intention clear that it wants India to be a regional defence products manufacturing hub. Earlier foreign OEMs were hesitant in coming forward to invest...

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