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Tribute to a man with National Conscious

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam contributions to the promotion of self reliance and thrust to indigenisation in defence systems and technologies by progressing multiple development tasks and mission projects were immense. Dr. Kalam direct interaction with Defence Production started when he joined DRDO. Some of us had been fortunate enough to get his guidance....

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Editorial (July-Aug 2015)

In an attempt to systematize defence procurement, the MoD promulgated a Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) in 2002, without enunciating the policy on which it was predicated. The disjointed revision efforts in the past, have been the bane of the procurement regimen in India. Recently, MoD constituted a committee to review of current Defence...

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This issue analyses two important aspects the Defence Budget and Defence manufacturing growth and its relevance in our context.

The resource allocation for defence, is completely from the central government and has to be in conscience with the current status and priorities in the Indian defence sector. Although the 2015-16 defence budget...

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Editorial (Jan-Feb 2015)

The equipment state with defence services and increasing dependence on imports have been amply summed up by Defence Minister's recent remarks "We are in a mess that I can't spell out". Such desperate utterances are expression of a self respecting and proud Indian and the nation need to deliberate, why is our combat...

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The government has been fixing the nuts and bolts of the economy and sign of growth are on horizon. IMF's latest world economic outlook projects that India's ranking would improve to seventh largest economy in the world with over $ 3 Trillions by 2019.

The cover story brings Make-in-India with specific reference...

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The bureaucratic inertia, narrow self interest, inability to adapt and a conscious desire to cling to the past practices by almost all the stakeholders has hampered the Indian defence capability building since independence. The leading indicators of peril were on the horizon due to policy paralysis during last few decades. What country needed...

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The pragmatic approach to politics and his focus on tackling problems rather than theorizing, the Prime Minister has set the ball rolling for reforms in Defence Production and Acquisitions. Need of the hour is to tackle seemingly intractable structural problems and the policy framework for galvanising indigenous aerospace and defence industry. There is...

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India is the 9th largest defence spender and one of the world's largest importer of defence equipment, importing practically all types of weapons and systems, fighter aircraft, armoured vehicles, radars, missiles, naval vessels, almost up to 70% of its defence requirement. The oft repeated policy to seek substantive self-reliance in the design, development...

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The Defence Allocation in the Indian interim budget 2014-15, marks the lowest in over three decades in terms of ratio to the GDP but also the lowest in terms of percentage of the total annual government expenditure. Although touted to be over 10% increase, in actual terms there is no substantial increase considering...

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The biennial Defexpo has been receiving good international response due to market forces and has come long way from a Govt organized activity to a Industry business activity. The Foreign OEMs and the Indian defence Industry display their technologies and products and explore opportunities and business potential for mutual benefits. Such events are...

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