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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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EDITORIAL (May-June 2016)

Corruption associated with Defence purchases has plagued Indian military acquisitions for decades and recent developments have rocked the country. Despite recent reforms, India's Defence procurement system remains tainted putting the country's military modernization efforts at risk. The perennial pain points, the disturbing facts and distressing trend of past are attributable to Defence Industrial...

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Editorial Jan-Feb 2016

bsyThe successive Governments in the past have been declaring their intentions to pursue the self reliance in defence production as objective, without any concrete measures. They never seriously attempted to bring the much needed structural changes in the manner in which defence equipment are designed,...

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Editorial Mar-Apr 2016

bsy“Make in India” initiative aims at promoting India as a global hub for manufacturing design and innovation, to invite both domestic and foreign investors to invest in India. The initiative is aimed at creating a conducive environment for investment, development of state of the art...

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Editorial (Nov-Dec 2015)

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Defence industry besides addressing national security concerns, is a subset of “Make in India” - the national manufacturing policy-mosaic. “Make in India” is not just sound economic option but a strategic imperative in promoting India as global hub of manufacturing, particularly in the...

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Editorial (Sep-Oct 2015)

This issue is dedicated to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam as our humble tribute to son of India, whose concern for developing India has no parallel. He articulated his visions to new generation to transform India from “developing country” status to “developed country” status by 2020. He visualized that issues of national security are...

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