Monthly Archives: July 2019

Defence Agenda for Modi Government 2.0

With the Modi Government returning to power, expectations of deeper and far-reaching reforms are high across various ministries and departments. The Ministry of Defence (MoD), which has already undertaken a plethora of reforms during the last five years, is expected to walk along the...

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Strategic Partnership and DPSU

The “Strategic Partnership Model” was meant for creating capacity in the private sector over and above the capacity and infrastructure that exists in the DPSUs. However subsequent tweaking of the SP provisions made gateway for DPSU entry, despite their overloaded order books and poor...

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Procurement of S-400 Triumf and US Reaction

The veiled threats of US sanctions just for own self interest without any past record of proven  credentials on geopolitics or Technology transfer have serious implications for future relationship.  India has to guard its own interests to meet the national security requirement and pursue...

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Product Liability in Defence Production

The issue of accountability and product liability in defence production and the resultant consequences impacting the defence preparedness and morale need to be viewed in larger perspective.

The monopoly of DPSU and OFB in defense production has been recently in news for all...

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Defence Offset – Way Forward

The Defence Offset policy has not been able to achieve the desired objectives, despite being in operations over a decade. The draft Offset guidelines circulated in May 2018 are yet to be formally approved and formalised.  Department of Defence Production has been seeking industry suggestions through...

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Capability Development in Defence Production

India needs to involve capability development by increasing know-how, design and system integration through co-production, and high-technology joint research and development.

As the new government has take over, the task at the Ministry of Defence is well cut out. The requirement of defense equipment has...

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Formed in 1998, BrahMos is a joint venture between India and Russia to build supersonic cruise missiles was started with an initial investment of Rs 1,300 crore and the annual business has now grown to the tune of Rs 40,000 crore. The supersonic cruise missiles can be fitted on all the three platforms...

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DPSU Consortium for Proj 75(I)

Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (Midhani) have joined hands to form a consortium for building six conventional submarines under Project 75(I) under the strategic partnership model. The consortium will jointly stake claim with the Ministry of Defence for being considered a prospective bidder for...

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Tactical Radio Systems from Elbit

Tadiran Communications now merged with Elbit, had won an Indian Army order worth $113 million for radio equipment to be mounted on Tanks and other platforms in 2004. In July 2018, the Defence Acquisition Council cleared a 'repeat' order for 4,900 Tadiran radio sets for the T-72 and T-90 tanks. Recently Elbit has...

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HSL Negotiating Partnership with Turkish conglomeration

Hindustan Shipyard Limited is negotiating to sign a partnership contract with a Turkish conglomeration named TAIS for technical collaboration to construct five Fleet Support Ships worth more than Rs. 16,000 crore. As part of the deal, the ‘know-how and know-why’ will be transferred to HSL. The proposal is to build first ship in...

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