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  • Defence Procurement: Negative Lists with Positive Implications

    The defence indigenisation lists are expected to promote domestic arms manufacturing and reduce the burden of arms imports.

    September 30, 2022

    Applicability of CVC Guidelines to Defence Procurement

    Given that the Department of Expenditure will henceforth be the nodal department for issuing procurement related instructions in future, the Ministry of Defence must institute a system to promptly incorporate them in the MoD procurement manuals.

    August 29, 2022

    Issues in Co-Development and Co-Production of Defence Equipment

    The success of the co-development-cum-production push in Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 would depend on the commercial viability of the co-developed product, apart from overcoming a host of conceptual and procedural challenges.

    August 17, 2022

    Budgetary Reforms: The Forgotten Agenda

    Micro and macro-level budgetary reforms are required to ensure optimum utilisation of the allocated resources for executing financially viable plans.

    August 02, 2022

    US and EU Sanctions on Russian Defence Industry

    US and EU sanctions against key Russian arms producing firms, design bureaus and export organisations have had significant implications for Russian arms importing nations.

    July 25, 2022

    Ukraine’s Nuclear Disarmament Decision and Security Assurances

    Ukraine’s security predicament in the face of the Russian military onslaught brings into focus the vacuity of big power security assurances in the absence of legally binding security guarantees and treaty commitments.

    June 10, 2022

    India–Israel Defence Trade and Defence Indigenisation

    The Srijan defence indigenisation portal is a limited but concrete example of the implications of India’s defence indigenisation efforts for key strategic partners like Israel.

    February 04, 2022

    Defence Procurement in India: A Historical Perspective

    Defence procurement in India needs to adopt a mix of procurement avenues in which the indigenous solutions, foreign equipment and futuristic R&D continue together in a balanced manner. Considering that piecemeal solutions are not effective in the long term, there is a need to adopt a ‘Systems Approach’ to come up with a holistic solution which is enduring and progressive.

    December 02, 2021

    Modernisation of Indian Armed Forces through Indigenisation

    In the current geopolitical situation, India needs to increase the indigenous defence production and build a strong military force armed with technologically advanced defence equipment to create a robust security framework that meets the requisites of modern warfare.

    November 05, 2021

    Public Procurement Framework in India

    The GFR 2017 permit individual ministries to issue detailed instructions to address the needs and complexities of procurement carried out by them. The question is whether those principles and rules come in the way of the Ministry of Defence evolving a more efficient procurement procedure that meets the armed forces’ aspirations.

    August 19, 2021

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