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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ammo Management : Needs a Relook

The recent report of Comptroller and Auditor General on shortage of ammunition is a cause of concern directly impairing the operational readiness of the force. The comprehensive report finds all aspects of Ammunition Management lacking, be it Demand Projection, Procurement, Production, Storage, Quality Assurance, Defect Investigation. The report basically does not highlight something...

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Standard Contract Document in DPP An Inflexible Guideline

Despite several revisions from 2002 to 2013 based on the experience gained and the feedback from the users and the industry, the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) continues to be cumbersome and prone to delay. The MoD is only looking at macro issues and not the micro ones which are also vital…

“We...

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INCENTIVES FOR DEFENCE EXPORTS

With “Make in India“ initiative gradually but firmly gaining momentum in all its thrust areas, it is opportune time to have a closer look at the Export Potential of Defence Stores, primararily from trade, so as to enable necessary facilitations and course-corrections in right time.

 

As a modest aim, in...

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Bilateral Relations and Defence Co-Operation

Military diplomacy seems to have found strong foothold in the new Government's policy as they are keen to strengthen defence relations with friendly foreign countries coupled with being more pro-active in East and Southeast Asia. The author looks at the new defence diplomacy ….

In the backdrop of the Indian Prime Minister...

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Suggestions for Rapid Indigenization of Indian Defence

For self-reliance, rapid indigenisation is the need of the hour and for this Indian private industry must be given due preference and incentives. The author suggests ways to incentivise the domestic industries...

Buy Indian for Existing Requirements

The concerned branch of Defence HQs should make a list of products...

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Era Of Unmanned

Unmanned vehicles, being a major force multiplier with no risk to human life are going to dominate the future battles. The author dwells upon their military uses and the future developments …

Unmanned vehicles (aerial/ground/underwater) will be the major force multipliers in the future battles as they are not only economical to...

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DEFENCE UPGRADES: SHIFTING FOCUS

Upgradation of defence platforms is considered as cost effective way to improve combat capability and act as a much required stop-gap arrangement especially in case of country like India where the new acquisition takes years to materialize. However the concern is most of the upgrades are done by Foreign OEMs and stuck with...

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INDIGENIZATION: NEED FOR PUSH

The self-reliance has been witnessing an increase as compared to the levels of the 1990s, but, it has been more or less static in the last 3-4 years which is a matter of concern and needs to be addressed soon.

In a response to Parliament question recently, the Indian Defence Ministry came...

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SKILL SHORTAGE OR MISMATCH

Shortage of skilled workforce is a serious challenge to the growth of the Indian aerospace & defence industry. India has barely 2% of its population who are vocationally skilled. The author highlights the need of tapping the available skilled manpower of defence forces to meet the industrial demand….

Present Government's push for...

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