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Indian Defence Industry: An Agenda for Making in India

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Indian Defence Industry: An Agenda for Making in India
2016

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-905-4
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About the Book

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.  

About the Author

Dr Laxman Kumar Behera is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. As a member of the IDSA’s Centre of Defence Economics and Industry, he specialises on issues related to arms procurement, offsets, defence industry, military spending, defence cooperation and arms export control. He was closely associated with two high-level Committees set up by the Ministry of Defence on Defence Acquisition and Defence Expenditure. He was a Consultant to the Task Force on Self-Reliance and Defence Modernisation, constituted by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS). In 2013, Dr Behera held the prestigious  ICCR Chair, India Studies, at FundacaoGetulio Vargas (FGV), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    List of Abbreviations
    List of Tables
    List of Figures

  1. Indian Defence Industry: The Journey to Make in India
    Defence Industrialisation Phases
    Can the Indian Defence Industry Make in India?

  2. Ordnance Factories
    Origin and Growth
    Management
    Employees, Production, Sales and Accounting
    R&D and Technology Absorption
    Execution of Orders
    Pricing of OFB Products
    Quality of Products
    Exports
    Capacity Utilisation and Impact of Modernisation
    Poor Inventory Management
    Outsourcing and Vendor Development
    Corporatisation
    Challenges from the Private Sector
    Conclusion

  3. Defence Public Sector Undertakings
    An Overview
    From Nomination to Competition
    Defence Procurement: Share of DPSUs
    Indirect Import
    Vendor Development and Outsourcing
    R&D and Technology Assimilation
    Value Addition
    Labour Productivity
    Analysis of Profit Margin
    Exports
    Disinvestment and Listing on Stock Exchanges
    Conclusion

  4. The Private Sector
    Why Private Sector in Defence Production
    Defence Production: The Role and Scope of the Private Sector
    Private Sector’s Contribution to Capital Acquisition
    What has Hindered Private Sector’s Participation
    Can the Make in India Initiative Save the Private Sector?
    Conclusion

  5. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    DRDO: Origin and Growth
    DRDO’s Performance: An Overview
    DRDO’s Performance: A Critique
    Defence R&D: The Problem Areas
    Conclusion

  6. Offsets
    Evolution of Defence Offset Policy
    Part I
    Impact Analysis

    Part II
    Lessons from International Practices
    Conclusion1

  7. Review of Policy Recommendations
    Group of Ministers
    Kelkar Committee
    Sisodia Committee
    Rama Rao Committee
    V.K. Misra Committee
    Dhirendra Singh Committee

  8. An Agenda for Make in India
    Set up a Make in India Council within MoD
    Articulate an R&D and Manufacturing Plan
    Appoint an Additional Secretary within the DDP for thePrivate Sector
    Reform the OFs and DPSUs
    Revitalise DRDO
    Provide Conducive Financial and Procurement Framework tothe Private Sector
    Streamline Defence Offset Policy
    Curb Indirect Import
    Involve the Industry in the Formulation of QualitativeRequirements (QRs)

ANNEXURES

Annexure A    -   DPP-2016: An Overview173

Annexure B    -   Strategic Partnership: An Overview of the Aatre Task ForceReport183

Annexure C    -   Foreign Investment Proposals Approved in Defence Sector (As on July 2015)187

Annexure D    -   Details and Status of Major Ongoing Projects(Cost above Rs. 100 crore) of DRDO

Index