Category Archives: Proc Policy

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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Utilization of the Capital Acquisition Budget

The allocation for capital acquisitions is said to be invariably inadequate, but fact of the matter is,  whatever allocation is made does not get fully utilized. The author analyses the reasons....

It is ironical that the defence budget, considered grossly inadequate by many, does not get fully utilized year after year. During...

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Indian Defence Resource Allocation Trends

The rising inflation, exchange Rate Variation (ERV) and sharp devaluation of Rupee against US Dollar have resulted in marginal hike in this year's Interim Indian Defence Budget. This in turn would impediment the modernization of Indian Armed Forces.
In the recently tabled Indian interim budget 2014-15, the Indian Government...
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India’s defence procurement and production policy THE WAY AHEAD

Indian transition to indegenisation has been status quo or even downward trend in many aspects. The author recommends way ahead from 'indecision and mindsets to autonomy and commitment’

India must not lose sight of its primary goal of becoming a regional power. For this, as history has proven over innumerable campaigns and...

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Request for Proposal A Crucial Stage in Acquisition Programmes

The delay in defence acquisition has apparent consequences and certainly not implausible. The conflict between 'process' and 'procedure' needs to be resolved and responsibility fixed.

It is axiomatic that the defence acquisition process in India is painfully slow. It is more deadly than the game of...

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