Category Archives: Revenue 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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Powering the Aero Platforms: Aero Engine


Designing & developing Aero engine is one segment where India has been completely dependent on imports till date. With the huge requirement of aerospace platforms in coming years by the Armed Forces, the need of the hour calls for indigenous development of the engine by...

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Impact Analysis: Foreign Investment in Defence


The recent move to permit FDI beyond 49% through government approval route, including manufacturing of Small Arms and Ammunitions covered under Arms Act 1959, would open up larger participation and will allow most leading defence companies to come in unhindered. An analysis…

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Strategic Partnership Model (SPM)  Treading a Minefield


The SPM recommended by the committee seen by many as a game changer cannot be adopted unless it lays down the criteria in detail and the finer details are worked out through a well-defined protocol for selecting the Strategic Partners (SP). Otherwise, MoD will have...

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VK Saxena

Though SQRs once made must be firm, must have clarity & non-ambiguity, but at the same it cannot be allowed to stall the procurement process, if at a later stage, it is realised, that on a solitary point contained in the SQR, there is...

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Finance Bill: Impact on the Aerospace and Defence Budget


The new DPP may bring in seminal changes in the acquisition process; however, global OEMs and Indian industries are waiting for critical changes, in particular, on matters of taxation and timelines of procurement…

There is little doubt that the slew of measures...

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 MoD need to ensure a fair and speedy disposal of complaints as cancellation of an on-going contract and debarment of the companies puts the procurement clock back by several years. The new complaint handling guidelines seems to be a step in the right directions, if followed…

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