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Monthly Archives: May 2016

RUR in SP’s Clothing or Worse?

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The concept of a Strategic Partner (SP) is itself not in tune with democratic free market political economy. The philosophical approach should first have been objectively resolved in such an exercise, may be the “post facto” approach where the SP is selected only after verified...

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List of Potential ‘MAKE’ Projects

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has come out with a list of potential defence projects for the Indian Armed Forces under 'Make in India' initiative with an aim to boost the indigenous defence manufacturing. These being : INDIAN ARMY
  • 125mm Smooth Bore Gun Barrel for T-72 & T-90 Tanks with Missile Firing and Improved Ammunition
  • 1000...
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Indo-US Defence Relations

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USA is keen to establish military & political partnership with India and so is New Delhi, as India is aware of potential technology benefits in the relationship. Though, we have our own apprehensions but apparently USA understands these and slowly will come to our terms,...

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TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTIONS IMPACTING SECURITY

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The transformational capabilities and the technological advances are narrowing the gap between Civilian and Military products/applications, having serious implications on security environment.

The ultimate objective of any military organization is not to win wars but to avert them with minimal costs. The scarcity of...

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Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS)

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Having a robust fleet of AWACS is paramount for a nation like India with a great deal of territory to cover. A beginning has been made with several foreign and indigenous procurement in pipeline, however, these needs to be implemented on fast track coupled with...

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BUILDING NAVAL AVIATION: FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR

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Around half of the inventory of the Indian Navy's aviation arm, as of now, consists of ageing and obsolete aero platform fleet which needs to be replaced; the fleet of Helicopters alone is facing an average age of three decades. We need to take...

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C4ISR —  A Strategic Imperative

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India has reasonable capability in Command & Control communication networks and has very strong all weather capabilities, however, we need to improve on integration, bring more synergy in analysis and also need to ensure availability of infrastructure and training to meet the requirement of human...

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Buy (Indian) and Buy (IDDM) — Clash of the Titans

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The creation of a new category 'Buy (IDDM)' is a good move, but therein lies the rub as this category overlaps and conflicts with the 'Buy (Indian)' category. The question is whether 'Buy (IDDM)' is designed to promote indigenisation in a way that 'Buy (Indian)'...

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DPP Revision and Likely Impact

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The Defence Ministry has released the new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) emphasizing on higher indigenization in line with the 'Make in India' programme of the Government.  The new DPP, basically, aims to enhance private sector participation, to promote indigenous...

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