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INDIAN DEFENCE BUDGET 2017-18: AN ANALYSIS

Modernization of the Armed Forces is a continuous process based on threat perception, operational necessity, technological changes etc. however, the resources allocation has been inadequate over the years to address the needs of the Armed Forces.

The Budget proposal for 2017-18 maintained a 'small'...

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ENHANCING IAF COMBAT CAPABILITY

The fast-depleting air combat fleet has been a matter of concern since last few years. However, in an age of cost escalation and shrinking defence budgets, a comprehensive understanding is required within India's strategic community of affordable air power. With the advent of high-performance, multirole aircraft and...
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Funding : Indian Defence Industry

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Ministry of Defence is considering a proposal to set up a Venture Capital Fund (VCF) for defence production. The aim is to promote Indian aerospace and defence industry and develop a strong domestic manufacturing base, encourage entrepreneurship and promote R&D. It remains to...

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MSME In Defence: The Rising Stars

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The MSME sector in India is gearing up to take part in defence manufacturing with currently around 6000 MSMEs working for the defence sector providing the components and sub-assembly requirements of DPSUs, DRDO and Ordnance factories. However, hurdles like unskilled manpower, capital funding...

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DPP Revision and Likely Impact

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The Defence Ministry has released the new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) emphasizing on higher indigenization in line with the 'Make in India' programme of the Government.  The new DPP, basically, aims to enhance private sector participation, to promote indigenous...

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INDIAN DEFENCE BUDGET 2016-17: AN ANALYSIS

rbThe capital allocation of this year is not only insufficient but also does not seem to be in sync with the respective modernization plans of the three defence services, as the lion's share will go towards meeting committed liabilities, not leaving much for new projects…

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Emerging Eco-System In Defence Production

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The present Government's  deliberate, cautious and methodical approach to Re-Design the whole Eco-system in Defence Production with the 'MAKE  IN  INDIA' vision needs to be industry friendly, as so far the Eco-system, was definitely neither private sector friendly, nor conducive to let them play...

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Strategic Partnership Model: Repackaging RUR

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The Experts Committee has recommended the Strategic Partnership Model (SPM) for creating capacity in the private sector, over and above the capacity and infrastructure that exists in Public Sector units. The SPM model is recarnation of RUR concept suggested over decade back by...

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