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Changes in Defence Offsets and Their Implications

The DPP 2020 draft released by the Defence Ministry in March 2020 has recommended some newfangled offset guidelines. However, successful implementation of these proposed changes would require incorporating them along with the existing guidelines in a...

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Draft DPP 2020- Changes in Procurement Provisions

The draft Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP)- 2020 has been released by the Defence Ministry that aims at further increasing indigenous manufacturing and reducing timelines for procurement of military hardware/equipment strengthening the defence preparedness of the country. The Article...

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Defence Budget 2020-21: An Analysis

India needs to increase its defence allocation and committed funding through substantial Budget allocation to cover the procurements of new weapons and equipment besides adequately cover for the inflation.

The Union Budget for the financial year 2020-21, envisaged a total outlay of Rs 30,42,230...

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Defence Exports on Rising Trajectory

The Indian defence export's graph has started mounting year-on-year. On one hand it is good for the country's foreign reserves; on the other hand it will surely benefit manufacturers as requirements of the Indian Armed Forces alone are unlikely to provide the economy of scale.
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Significant Changes in Draft DPP 2020

The Draft Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2020 has been released by MoD and has been put in public domain www.mod.in for seeking the inputs by 17 April 2020. The draft relating to amendment to DPM is still awaited. Three distinct aspects...

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Life Cycle Management of Defence Platforms on GOCO Model

Despite enough learning from developed countries to adapt  the life cycle management of  assets from 3rd Party providers for logistics support, the Government decision to transfer Army Base Workshops (ABW) and Central Ordnance Depots (CODs) on the lines of Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) Model is...

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Defence Exports: Gaining Momentum

A vibrant domestic defence manufacturing will build strategic domestic depth while also enhance the export potential for economic advantage, further accentuating the job creation.

There has been a seven-fold increase in defence exports of India over the last two years and this can be...

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OGEL for Defence Products: Some Issues

The notifications issued likely to have a positive impact, however certain features of the scheme could create hurdles and needs to be addressed by MoD. The impact will depend though on how the provisions are implemented.

Ministry of Defence (MoD) notified two...

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