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Category Archives: Proc Policy

Defence Reforms and Impact on Atmanirbharta

India would spend US $130 billion on modernising the military over the next 7-8 years. India was producing only 30 per cent of its arms requirements in 1992-93, now it is about   40-45 per cent as of now. The...

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Defence Acquisition Procedure – 2020

The first Defence Procurement Procedures (DPP) were promulgated in the year 2002 and has since been revised periodically to provide impetus to the growing domestic industry and achieve enhanced self-reliance in defence manufacturing. Recently the defence ministry released the...

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Defence Offset Guidelines Continue to Confound

Despite revisions of the Offset guidelines the Textual ambiguities and inadequately defined controls on the process are among several factors, which impair smooth discharge of the offset obligation by the vendors. The author highlights some of them.........

The defence offset guidelines, promulgated...

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Public Procurement Through GeM

Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is an end-to-end procurement system providing the tools for e-Bidding, Reverse e-Auction and demand aggregation to facilitate the government end-users to achieve the best value for their money. A classic initiative by the Government to promote 'Maximum Governance Minimum Government',...

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Defence Agenda for Modi Government 2.0

With the Modi Government returning to power, expectations of deeper and far-reaching reforms are high across various ministries and departments. The Ministry of Defence (MoD), which has already undertaken a plethora of reforms during the last five years, is expected to walk along the...

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Strategic Partnership and DPSU

The “Strategic Partnership Model” was meant for creating capacity in the private sector over and above the capacity and infrastructure that exists in the DPSUs. However subsequent tweaking of the SP provisions made gateway for DPSU entry, despite their overloaded order books and poor...

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Procurement of S-400 Triumf and US Reaction

The veiled threats of US sanctions just for own self interest without any past record of proven  credentials on geopolitics or Technology transfer have serious implications for future relationship.  India has to guard its own interests to meet the national security requirement and pursue...

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Defence Offset – Way Forward

The Defence Offset policy has not been able to achieve the desired objectives, despite being in operations over a decade. The draft Offset guidelines circulated in May 2018 are yet to be formally approved and formalised.  Department of Defence Production has been seeking industry suggestions through...

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Reducing Import through Make in India Defence

The recent report of SIPRI placing India as the world's second largest importer of Arms, after having been on the top slot for last 8 years, is not the case to claim to Make in India defence manufacturing initiative is beginning to show results. A lot...

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