Mahendra Prasad

Lt. Col. Mahendra Prasad is Research Fellow was the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

Effectiveness of Quality Assurance in Army Procurements

July 2013

A closed loop feedback system for ensuring the quality of the Army equipment exists.

Future Challenges for Quality Assurance (QA)

May 28, 2013

In order to achieve self reliance in defence production, enhancement of indigenous private industry’s role in R&D of defence systems is inevitable. Accordingly, amendments to the DPP-2011have been approved. Along with all other stakeholders, the DGQA too needs to gear up for the challenges this new policy is going to present.

Analytical Quality Ranking of Equipment under Procurement: An Improvement of Contemporary Practice

March 20, 2013

Parameters, dimensions and operational requirements specified by the user must be evaluated exclusively by the user trial team, while DGQA must concentrate only on the testing of quality encompassing the product design, the material used and the manufacturing process in addition to the environmental testing of the product under simulated conditions.

Efficiency of Quality Assurance in Army Procurements

January 2013

This article gives an overview of the evolution of Quality Assurance (QA) in army procurements as also various shortcomings in the contemporary principles and practices that cause delays in procuremen

Effectiveness of Quality Assurance (QA) in Army Procurements

December 7, 2012
Fellows' Seminar

Chairperson: Brig Rumel Dahiya (Retd)
External Discussants: Lt Col Sanjay Pande, Lt Col VS Raghuvanshi and Col OP Singh
Internal Discussant: Col Venu Gopal

“No-Cost, No-Commitment (NCNC)” Trials in Capital Procurements: Time for a Review

September 18, 2012

NCNC trials in capital procurements have been found to restrain quality participation in the tender process and in turn defeat the purpose of quality acquisition of military hardware through competitive bidding. This calls for a review of the practice.

Applying Failure Mode, Effects And Criticality Analysis (FMECA) for Ensuring Mission Reliability of Equipment

May 8, 2012

FMECA of equipment is an effective scientific tool to identify the assemblies, sub-assemblies and components that are critical for the satisfactory performance of equipment.

Quality Assurance (QA) in Army Procurements

June 22, 2012
Fellows' Seminar

Chairperson: S Kalyanraman
Discussants: Manoj Shrivastava and VS Raghuvanshi

General Staff Qualitative Requirements (GSQRs): Need to Address Gaps in Formulation

December 19, 2011

A possible solution to preventing any avoidable increase in the lead-time of procurement caused by the voids/lacunae in the GSQRs is to put in place an expert system that is equipped with adequate Knowledge Base (KB) and Management Information System (MIS).

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