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Indian Defence Industrial Base; Lessons from Developed Industry

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We need to draw lessons from the development of defence industrial capability in developed nations for indicators, signs, growth pattern, to plan our industry development. The three key factors that led to growth of defence industry in developed countries were “Relaxation of State Controls”, “Increased...

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DELAY IN PROCUREMENT: TAKING A TOLL ON DEFENCE PREPAREDNESS

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Though the Government has been according AoNs to the projected and necessary requirements of the Armed Forces, however, the follow up action on issuance of RFP and subsequent procurement steps is not keeping pace, resulting in derailing the procurements and further hampering the operational preparedness of...

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Shifting Focus- Indo Spain Defence Agreement

inlargeIndia and Spain signed an agreement on 'Mutual Protection of Classified Information' to provide the framework for enhanced bilateral cooperation in areas of defence research, development and technology cooperation, by the visiting Spanish Defence Minister Mr Pedro Moremes and Indian defence minister Shri Manohar...

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LIFE-CYCLE COST (LCC): CONCEPT YET TO TAKE SHAPE

The LCC concept is important for the defence equipment, which once inducted, is exploited over a very long period of time and the cost of operating and maintaining it very high. The author explains how the use of LCC as a tool will assist the decision makers…

Life-cycle costing (LCC) is a...

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THE REMAKING OF “MAKE” CATEGORY:NEED TO DEMYSTIFY THE MAKE PROCEDURE

The transformation of the Defence Services into a lean, mission oriented, lethal force is being impeded largely due to our convoluted and ponderous procurement procedures. The procurements have been unduly skewed towards imports rather than indigenous manufacture thus giving a short shrift to home grown industries and the Indian manufacturing sector. It is...

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Indo-US Defence Agreement

The renewal of defence framework agreement is a beginning. Indo-US defence cooperation has multidimensional impact on the strategic scene in the region...

During President Obama's visit to India in Jan 15, both the countries renewed their Defence Framework Agreement and agreed in principle to pursue joint development and production in some defence...

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A Re-look at Agents in Defence

The MoD interaction with Industry requires a close look to improve the index of ease of doing business, with a realistic policy to strike a balance between the expectations and concerns. The author analyses the pros and cons...

It would be remarkable if MoD comes up with a cogent policy concerning Indian agents and...
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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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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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