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  • Mosaic Warfare: Redefining Future Battlefield

    Smaller, smarter, potent and cheaper combat entities — linked and networked – will be at the heart of future warfare.

    April 27, 2020

    COVID-19 and India’s Defence Spending

    The inevitable reprioritisation of the central government’s expenditure in the coming union budgets would affect the resource allocations particularly for big ministries like the MoD, which will be forced to realign their business practices.

    April 24, 2020

    Defence Pension: A Comparative Study of India, US and UK

    Given the rapidly rising pension liability in India and the concern expressed by the CDS, the experiences of the US and the UK could be useful in carrying out pension reforms in India.

    April 23, 2020

    Public Private Partnership: A Model for Army’s Base Workshops

    The PPP model helps in improving the productivity and exploiting the full potential of asset-based services that base workshops provide. This is particularly relevant when there exists a competitive market and a benchmark for the army between an in-house and an external solution.

    April 18, 2020

    A Case for Deferring Promulgation of DPP 2020

    Considering the impending financial crunch due to the Covid-19 pandemic and uncertainty about allocations in the coming years, it is unlikely that the MoD will be able to launch many new procurement programmes under the new DPP any time soon.

    April 17, 2020

    Coping with New Guidelines on Expenditure Management

    The present crisis is as much of a challenge as an opportunity to infuse financial realism in defence planning and bring about concomitant reforms in the quickest possible timeframe.

    April 13, 2020

    Should the Legacy of Capital Budget Revenue Procedure (CBRP) Be Perpetuated in Draft DPP 2020?

    Draft DPP 2020 provisions that continue to enable Capital Budget Revenue Procedure (CBRP) must be revisited.

    April 10, 2020

    Refining Draft DPP 2020: Some Suggestions

    Draft DPP-2020 marks a paradigm shift from the past in many respects. It contains several new features intended to hasten the procurement process and provide a further fillip to the Make in India initiative in defence.

    April 08, 2020

    COVID-19 Should Qualify as Force Majeure in Defence Contracts

    There is a need to act quickly on the issue of force majeure to scotch all speculations about how the MoD is going to deal with the inevitable delay in performance of contracts and instil confidence among the vendors.

    April 06, 2020

    Iran’s Nuclear Quandary

    The European Union-3 and Iran are indeed up against formidable odds to keep the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) alive going forward.

    February 21, 2020

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