Category Archives: Capital Procurement

Strategic Partnership Inching Forward

With the issue of second RFI under SP model the Process has inched a bit. The model can  build a formidable indigenous defence industry provided MoD streamlining the issues concerned with the process.

The Strategic Partnership policy laying down the qualification criteria with the financial and technical parameters for selection of OEM and Indian...

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Small Arms Procurement

The irony is, despite in house requirement and assured orders, the design and production agencies have not been able to meet the Forces huge requirement of small arms, which has resulted in India spending billions of dollars on Small Arms import.

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A draft Task Sheet for the Defence Planning Committee (DPC)

The Defence Planning Committee need to facilitate an institutional arrangement that integrates the various stake holders defence production and procurement to correct the existing eco system. The author deliberates...

Following up on its earlier attempt at establishing a Defence Planning Body in 1977 which did not achieve...

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Intellectual Property Rights & Defence Production

IPR plays key role in almost every sector and has become a crucial factor for investment decisions by many companies as it protects the investment in the development of new technology and means to finance research and development activities. The author dwells on the importance of IPR in...
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“Make” Procedure in Reverse Circles

Delayed implementation of “Make” procedure to ensure participation of Indian private industries in defence production and frequent changes has denied the country, the critical technologies and has stalled the indigenization process. The author elaborates the overall impact of this delay and request changes.
The Indian MoD took a rather...
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Defence Procurement: A Reality Check

The delays in Defence Procurement are hindering the military's modernisation. The MoD needs to speed up decision making, de-layer approval stages, eliminate repetitive process steps, bring in real level playing field, to unleash and promote indigenization and to reduce the import.
The admission in Government circles few months back...
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Indian defence industry need the support of the Government, and synergy between the User, Developer, Public and Private industry to transform the country from an importer to an exporter of defence products.  The author deliberates way forward…
Issues Meriting Importance Currently India is importing most of its...
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Building Capability in Aerospace

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has ambitious plans to transform itself into one of the most modern air forces over the next decade and has begun with the process of acquiring different type of aircraft to strengthen its combat arm. The indigenous defence industry needs to build inhouse capabilities in this segment.
The IAF currently operates...
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Modernization of Armed Forces: Resetting the Procurement Mechanism

There are no runners-up in war and there are no shortcuts to operational preparedness of the armed forces, either.  The procurement mechanism needs to be a function of this indisputable dictum with utmost seriousness, sincerity, and dynamism. The author analyses...
The national power is a function of its economy and military deterrence in order to seek...
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Indigenous Shipbuilding: Way Forward

The concerns about Indian Navy desired force level, in the present context of economic stress and   cost overrun by overloaded DPSU Shipyards  suggests the way forward is through the urgent requirement  to shift its focus and actively involve private shipyards in the projects.
The need to have a...
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