Category Archives: Policy

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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OFB Corporatization: Boost or Bane?

Most of the Committees set up on improving the performance of Ordnance Factories in the past brought out the main consequences of monopoly and suggested remedial measures through Corporatization. However, the successive governments lacked the political will and courage. The nation will...

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Defence Offset: Gaining Momentum

The recent initiative by Department of Defence Production, launch of an online portal the 'dashboard' to help in effective tracking of various initiatives and schemes. The site provides statistics for activities including defence offsets, defence production, exports etc. The data on defence offsets reveals a momentum...
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