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Monthly Archives: July 2016

FIGHTER AIRCRAFTS DEVELOPMENT: DELAYS & CONCERNS

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The fast-depleting and obsolete air combat fleet of the Indian Air Force has been a matter of concern and requires urgent replacement and new inductions. Indigenous and co-development programmes with regards to fighter aircrafts have been taken by India; however, huge delays are seen dodging...

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Impact Analysis: Foreign Investment in Defence

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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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MANAGING AMMUNITION STOCKPILE

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The serviceable ammunition logistic and operations costs comprise up to 70-80% of a systems life-cycle cost. Managing ammunition stockpile involves proper storage as per holding capacity, turnover, inspection and timely disposal and if not adhered to will increase the risk of accidental explosion, fires etc....

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Strategic Partnership Model (SPM) : Are We Late?

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The task force has recommended the framework and eligibility criteria for selection of Strategic partnership (SP) among Private sector, however, selection of SPs seems to be the most complicated part as industries though agree with the concept but their views are at variance with the...

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TORPEDOES

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The torpedo is one of the most powerful weapons in naval warfare; however, the current numbers in the Indian naval inventory is far short of the actual requirement. And also the fact, that the existing ones have the limitation of its lower speed & limited...

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Artillery Modernisation : On Track

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Army in 1999 initiated a $8 Billion Artillery Modernization Program or Field Artillery Rationalization Plan (FARP) aimed at acquiring between 2700-3600 guns over the next 15 to 20 years (2020-25) but things have virtually remained stalled with there being no new inductions. Key acquisitions planned...

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India’s Strategic Export Control Regime

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Though, the membership of regimes like MTCR, NSG, WA & AG would give India a major say in the international efforts of non-proliferation, but it will bind India to a strong set of export control norms....

On 27 June 2016, India formally became a member...

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Will the New Policy on Agents Work?

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MoD had issued instructions just prior to promulgation of DPP 2002, to regulate 'representational arrangements through a system of registration, declaration by the foreign suppliers of the services to be rendered and remuneration payable to their authorised representatives/agents', but it never got implemented and even...

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MSME In Defence: The Rising Stars

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The MSME sector in India is gearing up to take part in defence manufacturing with currently around 6000 MSMEs working for the defence sector providing the components and sub-assembly requirements of DPSUs, DRDO and Ordnance factories. However, hurdles like unskilled manpower, capital funding and technology...

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