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RESEARCH CENTRE

Defence Economics & Industry

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India spends a significant amount of resources on its national defence. Efficiency in utilisation of resources is not only an economic imperative but vital for defence preparedness. In view of this the Defence Economic and Industry Centre was created in 2006 to promote research on various economic aspects of India's defence. Since its inception, the Centre has undertaken a number of policy relevant studies besides constantly engaging vital stakeholders (Ministry of Defence, Armed forces and Industry) on a range of issues. In this brief period, the Centre has organised over 10 events, including a major international seminar on Defence Acquisition in July 2011. Presently the Centre is preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Ministry of Defence for setting up a Defence Acquisition Institute in India.

Major Focus Areas of the Centre includes:

  • Defence Acquisition
    • Organisational and procedural improvement
    • Offsets
  • Defence Industry
    • Self-reliance in Defence Production
    • Efficiency of Defence Public Sector Undertakings/Ordnance Factory Board
    • Enhancing Private Sector Participation in Defence Production
    • Defence Research and Development
  • Defence Budget


Members


Vinod Mishra
Distinguished Fellow Research Fellow Research Fellow Consultant Distinguished Fellow
         


Potential Defence Cooperation between Papua New Guinea and India

June 28, 2016
Potential Defence Cooperation between Papua New Guinea and India

The Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) is preparing to undergo a major expansion programme. India can assist in enhancing and developing PNGDF’s capabilities without coming into conflict or competition with the Australian interests.

Indian Naval Sales – The Cautious Emergence of a New Supplier

June 22, 2016
Indian Naval Sales – The Cautious Emergence of a New Supplier

Should GRSE and GSL deliver satisfactory services to their export customers, there is considerable potential for India to position itself as a competitive supplier of small and medium warships and patrol crafts.

Making FDI Count in Defence

June 22, 2016
Making FDI Count in Defence

It is rare that a foreign company makes a huge investment to produce major platforms in a third country with a view to make that country an export hub.

Indian Defence Industry: An Agenda for Making in India

2016
Indian Defence Industry: An Agenda for Making in India

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-905-4
Price: Rs. 995 [Download E-copy]

This book thoroughly probes the Indian Defence industry and the policies pertaining to it. Based on hard core evidence, it identifies the key shortcomings of this vital sector and provides a detailed roadmap for the Modi government’s ambitious ‘Make in India’ programme to succeed in defence production sector. Though written with a clear focus on influencing policy making, the book is presented in an accessible format to be easily understood by the wider strategic community.

E-Copy available

Integrating Defence Plans with Niti Aayog’s Long Term Vision

June 06, 2016
Defence Plans and Niti Aayog

While it may be tempting for the Niti Aayog to make deep inroads into defence planning, it would be wise to focus only on those areas that do not disturb the core function of defence preparedness.