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Kevin A. Desouza

Col. Kevin A. Desouza is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

Examining the Case for Complete Transfer of Technology

March 21, 2017

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

Transfer of Defence Technology to India: Prevalence, Significance and Insights

October 2016

Transfer of technology has been prevalent in numerous forms across the world, both in the civil as well as defence domains, and India is no exception. These transfers, primarily in the form of licenced manufacture, have provided a significant boost to the production capabilities and self-reliance of developing nations in the past and hold great promise, in the future, for nations that do not have a well-developed science and technology base.

Transfer of Defence Technology: A Critical Analysis

April 12, 2016
Transfer of Defence Technology: A Critical Analysis

‘Transfer of Technology’ does not magically elevate defence production capabilities to cutting-edge levels and help attain future self-reliance because technology sellers employ restrictive trade practices to prevent such an eventuality.