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  • Aero India: A Non-Expert View

    India’s power in the next round of politics among nations will stem not simply from the latest purchase of military goods, but also from the manner in which it has amassed them.

    February 11, 2013

    A Level-Playing Field that Isn’t: How India’s Defence Offset Procedures Could Discriminate against Indian Bidders

    It is time that India’s offset regulations and defence procurement procedures are weeded for provisions formalising differential treatment against Indian bidders.

    January 15, 2013

    The New Defence Offset Guidelines: Challenges Ahead

    MoD has to assume the leadership role and provide some kind of a single-window service to the defence industry to steer the offsets in a direction that helps achieve the objective of modernisation through self-reliance.

    November 30, 2012

    Cut in Defence Budget 2012-13: Prospects and Consequences

    On the capital side, there may not be much of an adverse impact of reduction in allocation if the MMRCA contract gets pushed to the next year. On the revenue side, procurement of ammunition and other equipment as well as maintenance of legacy systems would be adversely affected.

    November 14, 2012

    Defence Production Policy 2011: Need for Reinvigoration

    A thorough and honest review of the progress made so far is essential for arresting the drift in the Defence Production Policy and for course correction.

    October 25, 2012

    Swedish Investments in the Indian Defence Industry: Prospects and challenges

    This commentary looks at the characteristics of Saab’s recent investments as well as the prospect and challenges for current and future Swedish-Indian collaboration in the defence industrial sector.

    September 28, 2012

    A Critique of India’s Defence Offset Guidelines 2012

    A Critique of India’s Defence Offset Guidelines 2012

    Some of the provisions in the DOG do not seem to be well thought out, provide greater leeway to the foreign companies, and have a potentially negative potential on eligible manufacturing sector, particularly defence manufacturing.

    September 03, 2012

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

    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.

    May 08, 2012

    The Reality of Defence Procurement

    Entrusting the final appraisal of financial attributes to the Ministry of Finance may bring about a more open, dispassionate, integrative, and authoritative decision-making system.

    April 16, 2012

    BRICS Now Matter In The Changing Global World Order

    With economic growth and the political centre of gravity continuing to shift, BRICS already have a major role in dealing with transnational challenges, with power sharing institutionalised in the international architecture through the G20.

    April 16, 2012

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