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Powering the Aero Platforms: Aero Engine

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Designing & developing Aero engine is one segment where India has been completely dependent on imports till date. With the huge requirement of aerospace platforms in coming years by the Armed Forces, the need of the hour calls for indigenous development of the engine by...

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Impact Analysis: Foreign Investment in Defence

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The recent move to permit FDI beyond 49% through government approval route, including manufacturing of Small Arms and Ammunitions covered under Arms Act 1959, would open up larger participation and will allow most leading defence companies to come in unhindered. An analysis…

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Strategic Partnership Model (SPM)  Treading a Minefield

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The SPM recommended by the committee seen by many as a game changer cannot be adopted unless it lays down the criteria in detail and the finer details are worked out through a well-defined protocol for selecting the Strategic Partners (SP). Otherwise, MoD will have...

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BEYOND THE DPP AND ALL OTHER MEASURES

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Though SQRs once made must be firm, must have clarity & non-ambiguity, but at the same it cannot be allowed to stall the procurement process, if at a later stage, it is realised, that on a solitary point contained in the SQR,...

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Finance Bill: Impact on the Aerospace and Defence Budget

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The new DPP may bring in seminal changes in the acquisition process; however, global OEMs and Indian industries are waiting for critical changes, in particular, on matters of taxation and timelines of procurement…

There is little doubt that the slew of measures introduced by the Government...
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PROCUREMENT COMPLAINTS HANDLING

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 MoD need to ensure a fair and speedy disposal of complaints as cancellation of an on-going contract and debarment of the companies puts the procurement clock back by several years. The new complaint handling guidelines seems to be a step in the right...

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Indian Defence Industrial Base; Lessons from Developed Industry

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We need to draw lessons from the development of defence industrial capability in developed nations for indicators, signs, growth pattern, to plan our industry development. The three key factors that led to growth of defence industry in developed countries were “Relaxation of State...

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DELAY IN PROCUREMENT: TAKING A TOLL ON DEFENCE PREPAREDNESS

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Though the Government has been according AoNs to the projected and necessary requirements of the Armed Forces, however, the follow up action on issuance of RFP and subsequent procurement steps is not keeping pace, resulting in derailing the procurements and further hampering the...

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Shifting Focus- Indo Spain Defence Agreement

inlargeIndia and Spain signed an agreement on 'Mutual Protection of Classified Information' to provide the framework for enhanced bilateral cooperation in areas of defence research, development and technology cooperation, by the visiting Spanish Defence Minister Mr Pedro Moremes and Indian defence minister Shri Manohar...

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LIFE-CYCLE COST (LCC): CONCEPT YET TO TAKE SHAPE

The LCC concept is important for the defence equipment, which once inducted, is exploited over a very long period of time and the cost of operating and maintaining it very high. The author explains how the use of LCC as a tool will assist the decision makers…

Life-cycle costing (LCC) is a...

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