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  • Problems of Costing in Defence Procurements

    The benchmark price could be different from the initial cost estimate because, in many cases, the negotiation stage is reached several years after in-principle approval.

    November 20, 2017

    Need for Sector-Specific Ease-of-Doing Business Indices

    Sector-specific micro parameters that have a bearing on the ease of doing business need to be identified and quantified.

    October 05, 2017

    High Fuel Prices: Does the End Justify the Means?

    The contentious discourse in the media ignores the implications of state taxes on rising fuel prices.

    September 27, 2017

    Acquisition of single-engine fighter aircraft – A few suggestions to expedite the procurement process

    MoD can leapfrog many of the 11 stages in the procurement programme by taking the measures outlined to fulfil the urgent requirements of the Air Force.

    September 26, 2017

    Defence Reforms: Why is it Critical to Bite the Proverbial Bullet?

    This policy brief attempts to suggest six critical policy imperatives that must act as guidelines for the ongoing attempt at defence reforms.

    September 11, 2017

    Making the Right to Information (RTI) work in Defence

    Adhering to the RTI Act in letter and spirit will lead to more responsible decision-making, greater accountability, and more credibility to the actions of the MoD.

    August 21, 2017

    Transfer of Defence Technology: Moving beyond Self-Reliance towards Technological Superiority

    Foreign collaborations optimised for profit, risk-sharing and a common goal of achieving technological superiority could well enable India to break into the global market in select areas.

    July 31, 2017

    13th Five-Year Defence Plan (2017-22) – A re-run of the past

    13th Five-Year Defence Plan (2017-22) – A re-run of the past

    Achieving the intended outcomes of the 13th five-year defence plan is critically dependent on the ability of the Ministry of Finance to increase the defence budget by at least 100 per cent from next year onward.

    July 31, 2017

    Need for nurturing the ‘Make’ projects

    It would be a bold gesture if MoD decides to categorise all development projects under Make-II. This will send a strong message to the industry and to the nation about MoD’s earnestness to promote private sector participation.

    July 14, 2017

    The Tejas One Year After Induction – HAL must take ownership of the project

    The Tejas One Year After Induction – HAL must take ownership of the project

    It behooves both HAL and ADA to work in synergy to meet the target of 16 aircraft per annum and ensure the successful and prompt completion of the Tejas Mk.1A project.

    July 12, 2017

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