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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 Distinguished Fellow Distinguished Fellow
         
       
Sumati Kumar        
Senior Fellow        


Strategic Partnership Model – formulation of the scheme a big challenge

May 22, 2017

The objective of promoting Indian industry can be achieved in a simpler manner if after selecting the platform to be inducted MoD leaves it to the foreign OEM to tie up with the Indian company of its choice.

Preference for Local Industry in Defence Contracts: What India Can Do

May 22, 2017

The new enabling provision in GFR-2017 provides the MoD a chance to amend its own procurement document and include a provision of production reservation and price preference for domestic industry.

Need for incorporating a limitation of liability clause in defence contracts

May 17, 2017

It would be both graceful and fair to pay a reasonable amount that is seen as equitable compensation for infringement of the fundamental right to life or damages arising from tortious liability of the government.

Furthering India-Japan Defence Cooperation: Arun Jaitley indicates a new approach

May 15, 2017

While there is no doubt that India could do with help from Japanese defence firms, the modality of acquiring technologies from foreign companies in general requires to be clearly articulated.

Raising Defence Budget to Three Per Cent of GDP

May 08, 2017

Speaking at the United Service Institution on May 4, 2017, the Chief of the Army Staff said that India needs to spend much more on military modernisation to ensure that economic growth continues unhindered.