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Category Archives: Capital Procurement

CLARIFICATIONS TO BIDDERS QUERIES

The Pre bid meeting was held on 08-May-17 and; the OEMs and Indian partners have sought a number of clarifications during the pre-bid meeting because some points in the Request for proposal were unclear and had a number of flaws. Therefore, the Defence...

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AMMUNITION MANUFACTURING BY INDIAN INDUSTRY

The amended RFP for the production of range of critical ammunition to maintain the operational preparedness of the Land Forces and to provides the necessary momentum to 'Make in India'. Under the new policy, the MoD is willing to provide long-term commitments and firm orders...

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INCREASING REQUIREMENT FOR ELECTRONIC FUZING OF AMMUNITION

With the increase in air threat envelope due to multiplicity of air threat platforms, there is a need to enhance the lethality and accuracy of the present Artillery, Mortar, Air defence and Ammunition System.  The author examines the emerging opportunities—

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PAYMENT WOES OF THE INDIAN VENDORS

The system of payment to defence vendors is not as complex as the common experience of chronic delays in release of payment would suggest. The author deliberates the reasons and way forward to obviate the delays.

 

Nothing upsets a vendor more...

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ARMY AVIATION: ENHANCING CAPABILITIES

The existing fleet of the aviation arm of the Army is facing issues of deficiency in the inventory, poor age profile and level of serviceability of helicopters which impacts on effective operations. Though procurement programmes have been undertaken but these need to be fast tracked.

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Manufacturing Small Arms and Ammunition in Private Sector

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The manufacture of arms and ammunition has been under the Govt domain which has resulted in large deficiencies, poor quality production and increasing  import dependence. With provisions of FDI and promulgation of Arms Rule- 2016 for allowing private industries, this sector is likely to evolve...

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Centralized Defence Equipment Procurement

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To make the procurement process more effective and accountable, a separate body for defence procurement is the need of the hour, as the delay in procurements have derailed the entire modernization programme of the Indian Defence Forces.

Despite recent reforms, India's defence procurement system...

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FIGHTER AIRCRAFTS DEVELOPMENT: DELAYS & CONCERNS

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The fast-depleting and obsolete air combat fleet of the Indian Air Force has been a matter of concern and requires urgent replacement and new inductions. Indigenous and co-development programmes with regards to fighter aircrafts have been taken by India; however, huge delays are seen dodging...

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Artillery Modernisation : On Track

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Army in 1999 initiated a $8 Billion Artillery Modernization Program or Field Artillery Rationalization Plan (FARP) aimed at acquiring between 2700-3600 guns over the next 15 to 20 years (2020-25) but things have virtually remained stalled with there being no new inductions. Key acquisitions planned...

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