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Laxman Kumar Behera

Research Fellow
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Joined IDSA

September 2006


Defence Procurement, Offsets, Defence Industry and Military Spending


Masters in Applied and Analytical Economics, and PhD from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


As a member of IDSA’s Defence Economics and Industry Centre, Dr. Behera undertakes policy-relevant research pertaining to various economic aspects of Indian defence. He was closely associated with two high-level committees set up by the Indian Ministry of Defence on Defence Acquisition Reforms and Defence Expenditure Review. He was also the consultant to the Task Force on Self-Reliance and Defence Modernisation constituted by the National Security Council Secretariat, Government of India.

Select Publications

  • “India’s Naval Shipbuilding Industry: Key Gaps and Policy Options”, Defence Studies, Vol. 12, No 03, September 2012, pp. 434-451.
  • “India’s Defence Acquisition System: Need for Further Reforms”, The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2012, pp. 89–105
  • “Enhancing Private Sector Participation in India’s Defence Production”, Defense & Security Analysis, Vol. 27, No. 3, September 2011, pp. 251–265
  • “India’s Defence Offset Policy”, Strategic Analysis, Vol. 33, No. 2, March 2009, pp. 242–253
  • “India’s Affordable Defence Spending”, Journal of Defence Studies, Summer 2008, pp. 136-148.

Other Publications