JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

Efficiency of Quality Assurance in Army Procurements

Lt. Col. Mahendra Prasad is Research Fellow was the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.
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  • January 2013
    Volume: 
    7
    Issue: 
    1
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    This article gives an overview of the evolution of Quality Assurance (QA) in army procurements as also various shortcomings in the contemporary principles and practices that cause delays in procurements and their possible solutions. The list of shortcomings is not exhaustive; however, due care has been taken to bring out the most important ones which need immediate attention. The causal factors of these shortcomings have been analysed and recommendations to overcome them have also been listed to make the QA practice more efficient and minimize delays due to QA.

    Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.
    —Francois VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

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