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Category Archives: Procurement

UPGRADING AND STANDARDIZING THE SMALL ARMS INVENTORY

The existing inventory of small arms clearly reflects our inability to develop an indigenous next generation of small arms successor of all variants. Rather than depending on Govt agencies in design and development and production, we need to adapt PPP...
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Changing Face of India’s Arms Imports

Despite India and Russia sharing a strong defence and bi-lateral relationship, the ties between the two countries have been drifting as India with improved strategic relationship with developed nations started looking out for more diversified Arms portfolio and to avoid over-dependence on a single source....

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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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Armed Drones: The Game-Changer

The recent Armenia and Azerbaijan conflict is indeed the first kind of modern warfare won almost entirely on the strength of drone warfare. This definitely will have severe implications on modern warfare making countries globally including India to realign...

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Covid-19 and its Impact on Defence Expenditure

The outbreak of the Coronavirus presents an alarming human health crisis and has a significant commercial impact, thus, posing challenges necessitating focus on sectors like health and infrastructure and monetary measures to revive economy. As a fallout Defence...

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Draft DPP 2020- Changes in Procurement Provisions

The draft Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP)- 2020 has been released by the Defence Ministry that aims at further increasing indigenous manufacturing and reducing timelines for procurement of military hardware/equipment strengthening the defence preparedness of the country. The Article...

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Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM)

Though India has taken the ATGM development programme and have made limited headway in some of the technologies to develop ATGM comparable with the world-class systems, however, due to limitations in some of the critical technologies the project has not fully met the defence specifications.

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