Category Archives: Proc Policy

Will 49% FDI in Defence Serve the National Perspective?

Allowing 49% FDI in the Defence Sector is a much needed step. Will the  decision be a right step towards national capability and capacity building in the strategic sector of defence and aeronautics?

Industry associations and stake holders have been debating this matter and divergent opinions have been reported in the media...

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Prime Minister's Vision for attaining total Self-Reliance in Defence Production and achieving Export potential necessarily calls for a paradigm change in fundamental approach.

It is a well known fact that even after six decades of Independence, more than 70 percent of our inventory of war machinery is directly ex-import or based on foreign technology...
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Indian Defence Resource Allocation

The defence budget sends a signal of greater focus on indigenous capabilities with relatively better allocation to DRDO, OFB and creation of a initial corpus for technology development fund to assist SMEs.

In the recently tabled Indian budget for 2014-15, the Indian Government has allocated Rs 2,29,000 crore ($41.66 Billion) for the...

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Achieveing Self Reliance in Ammunition

The holding of ammunition in the Indian Army specially the tank ammunition has reached a low.  This is a cause of concern and the Govt needs to take immediate steps to make up the shortfall. The author examines the reason for the shortfall and suggested measures.

A recent media report has pointed...

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Need for Quality Evaluation of Ammunition during Shelf Life

The ammunition has an assigned shelf life which depends on its design and chemistry of propellants / explosives used, and is prone to deterioration / decomposition even under normal storage conditions. The author highlights the need for shelf life assessment…

For a Weapon system the serviceable ammunition logistic and operations costs comprise...

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FDI Policy 2014: No Game Changer for the Defence Sector

The cumulative inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the defence sector in India from April 2000 till the end of February 2014 was a paltry INR 24.36 crore (US$ 4.94 m). The amount is so insignificant that in percentage terms it does not make up for even 0.01 per cent of the...

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“Buy and Make Indian” Lift and Thrust to Indian Aeronautics

The stipulations on determining indigenous contents in high technology projects categorized as “Buy Indian” and “Buy and Make Indian”, require a revisit in the best interest of the Indian industry in the aerospace and defence sector. The author's analysis and recommendations as to what needs to be done.

Welcoming the Defence Procurement...

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Indian Defence Exports

The Indian defence industry needs to gear up for export with  investment in industrial and technological capabilities. The impediments for defence exports needs to be addressed by the Govt.

 Introduction India has one of the largest defence industries in the developing world. It consists of 41 Ordnance Factories (OFs), Nine Defence Public Sector...

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Anatomy of Defence Procurement Scams -The hype and Implications

Blacklisting/debarring OEMs has resulted in a big roadblock in procuring the best technology available, as many of the banned firms are the owners of proprietary technologies and niche systems which in most of the cases may not be available with others.

From time to time cases of corruption/kickbacks in defence deals have...

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