Category Archives: Policy

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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Army Make-II Projects 2019

MSMEs across the globe have in many ways been the drivers of change and innovative solutions. Make-II projects are ideal for engaging the Industry, MSMEs and start-ups into the defence manufacturing ecosystem.

Indian Army organised a seminar on its Make-II Projects  2019 on 11...

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Standard Contract Document Needs a Relook


Number of problems and disputes that arise from the terms of the contracts signed on the lines of the prescribed Standard Contract Document (SCD) given in DPP can be prevented if MoD can come up with a more effective pre-arbitration dispute resolution mechanism. The...

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