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DEFENCE PROCUREMENT ORGANISATION

Indian defence procurement is still modeled on the traditional structures and procedures. As an experienced and independent nation; the time has come to take proactive and dynamic decisions for cost-effective management of the defence and need to migrate to the models being adopted by most of the developed world.

 A lot has...

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MEDIUM COMBAT AIRCRAFT

In the Medium Fighter Aircraft segment, India currently requires 200 aircrafts, which include both single and twin engine as replacement. India's future 5th-generation aircraft, the Russia-Indian Sukhoi/HAL FGFA and the indigenous Medium Combat Aircraft, though will not be ready before 2025. Thus the...

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HELICOPTER SEGMENT: A CASE FOR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Helicopter is one of the priority segment selected for Strategic Partnership. India needs at least 2 integrators in this segment keeping in view the defence and civil Helicopter requirements.

Indian Armed forces are presently having the fleet of over 750+ helicopters. The...

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INTEGRATING DEFENCE IN NATIONAL OBJECTIVES

The recently launched revised version of 'Joint Doctrine Indian Armed Forces 2017' by the Indian Defence Ministry is a step towards integration. Apparently, India needs integration in other areas too, for the smooth working of defence sector and for effectively utilizing the limited...

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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...

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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 be seen...

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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 and technology...

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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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