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  • Acquisition of single-engine fighter aircraft – A few suggestions to expedite the procurement process

    MoD can leapfrog many of the 11 stages in the procurement programme by taking the measures outlined to fulfil the urgent requirements of the Air Force.

    September 26, 2017

    Does Acquisition of Critical Technologies through ToT truly benefit India?

    While developing critical defence technologies has undeniable benefits, their acquisition through Transfers of Technology brings numerous complexities and eventually may deliver limited benefits.

    June 20, 2017

    FDI in Defence: Need for Liberalisation and Simplification

    The government should set up a task force to engage with potential investors and investees and evolve a simplified FDI policy, which has different slabs for different kinds of activities and is free from terms and conditions that are difficult to understand and implement.

    May 04, 2017

    Examining the Case for Complete Transfer of Technology

    The relationship between the cost versus coverage of technology transferred, which likely follows the law of diminishing returns, would make technology acquisition beyond, say 80 per cent, increasingly cost prohibitive, with no matching and assured gains

    March 21, 2017

    India’s Defence Budget 2017-18: An Analysis

    While certain changes in the format of the defence Demand for Grants have brought even more complexity to the task of estimating India’s official defence budget, the fact remains that there has only been a meagre increase of 5 per cent which is grossly inadequate to keep the Armed Forces in fighting form.

    February 03, 2017

    Blacklisting Policy on the Anvil

    The proposed blacklisting policy of the Ministry of Defence must be comprehensive enough to ensure that no loose ends are left to be tied at time of implementation.

    November 10, 2016

    A French Solution to India’s Defence Acquisition Problem

    A French Solution to India’s Defence Acquisition Problem

    The biggest lesson that India can borrow is France’s integrated and centralised procurement structure, which has the dual responsibility of arms acquisition and defence industrial development.

    August 29, 2016

    Making FDI Count in Defence

    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.

    June 22, 2016

    Discontinuance of National Five Year Plans – Time to Revaluate Defence Planning

    India Defence Planning

    Defence planning has had a troubled history since its inception, in spite of several experiments with the structures and processes of planning. It will, therefore, be in the fitness of things to re-evaluate the existing architecture of planning.

    April 11, 2016

    2015: A Year of Work-in-Progress for Defence

    2015: A Year of Work-in-Progress for Defence

    The issues confronting the defence establishment at the beginning of the year broadly related to defence policy, human resource management and operational preparedness.

    December 29, 2015

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