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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Critical Infrastructure Protection

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The need to protect Critical Infrastructure (CI) across the world had given rise to the concept of CI protection to safeguard the security and safety of critical national resources as well as people. India also needs to chalk out a national program on priority, for...

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INDIAN DEFENCE BUDGET 2016-17: AN ANALYSIS

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The capital allocation of this year is not only insufficient but also does not seem to be in sync with the respective modernization plans of the three defence services, as the lion's share will go towards meeting committed liabilities, not leaving much for new projects…

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DPP Changes & Likely Impact

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The present government recently has unveiled some changes in defence equipment manufacturing policy, cooperation and coordination between the private sector, DPSUs and grants for designing and developing military hardware, to kick start defence equipment manufacturing in India. However, the new DPP needs to reflect the...

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Small Arms Manufacturing In India

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Indian Defence forces are still using the Small Arms based on pre 1960 designs. The OFs have not been able to meet the forces huge requirement, which has resulted in India spending billions of dollars on small arms import. It's high time, that...

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Strategic Partnership Model (SPM)  Treading a Minefield

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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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BEYOND THE DPP AND ALL OTHER MEASURES

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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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Revising Defence Offset Policy

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The Defence Ministry has proposed to enhance the offset threshold for defence deals to Rs 2,000 crore from existing Rs 300 crore. However, the proposal needs to be analysed on its appropriateness and impact.

The provisions in the Defence Procurement Procedure concerning offsets has...

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Day Lighting the Battle Field

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We all have an innate fear of darkness built in our DNA and the ability to see in the dark delivers a super-human like feeling of invincibility. We have come a long way and today the nights are as good as day due to the...

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