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Category Archives: Capital Procurement

Leasing Holds Promise for Vendors and Services

Leasing can undoubtedly be a cost-effective tool for augmenting military capabilities but may not be suitable in all cases. Leasing as a mode of procurement only aims at striking a balance between the operational requirement of the Services...

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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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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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Self Reliance: A Pipe Dream?

India increasing share of global defence import despite rhetoric of Self Reliance is a cause of concern. A large capability gap exists in the technology and equipment held by defence forces produced indigenously vis-a vis what is needed.

Way back in early 2000, the Kelkar...

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