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Monthly Archives: January 2018

INDIA’S WASSENAAR & AUSTRALIA GROUP MEMBERSHIP

India's entry into Australia Group and Wassenaar agreement is a significant development, membership of these multilateral export control regime is expected raise New Delhi's stature in the field of non-proliferation and help it acquire critical technologies.

India joined the Australia Group which...

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MAKE IN INDIA INITIATIVE:  IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPLICATIONS

Giving weightage to indigenous products in the acquisition process would benefit India to be self-sustainable. The trend has started making noticeable change, accompanied with involvement of private sector into the defence production. The need of the hour is to enhance absorption of world...

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NAVAL PROCUREMENT

The projected Capital Procurement plan of the Maritime systems were almost 39% of the total Capital projections of MoD, which is likely to put a burden on the exchequer, and adversely affect the Army and the Air Force acquisition projects.

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PUBLIC PROCUREMENT THROUGH GeM

Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is an end-to-end procurement system, which is technology driven, paperless, and cashless. It provides the tools for e-Bidding, Reverse e-Auction and demand aggregation to facilitate the government and users to achieve the best value for their money. It is an...

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ARMY BASE WORKSHOPS ON GOCO MODEL

The Government of India has decided to transfer Army Base Workshops (ABW) presently being operated by the Central Government, on the lines of Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) Model. These Army Base Workshops located across the country, are assigned the role of undertaking...

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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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TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FUND (TDF)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken initiatives to promote defence innovations in private industries, particularly MSMEs. The Technology Development Fund (TDF) has been established to promote self-reliance in Defence Technology as a part of the 'Make in India' initiative. It is a programme of...

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A MACRO VIEW OF THE INDIAN BMD SYSTEM AND CHALLENGES AHEAD

India requires Ballistic Missiles shield to protect itself from terror attacks. The author discuss its execution cycle and the multiple challenges ahead.

In order to counter the constantly growing threat of Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missiles from Pakistan (range 80-3000 Km) and China (range...

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EMERGING CAPABILITIES IN AEROSPACE

Indian aerospace market is the most attractive market amongst Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), with requirement for over 1000 air platforms. It will also envisage increase in the private sector's share in manufacturing, including India's Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's).

The Indian aerospace...

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