Sandeep Verma

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  • The author holds an LLM with highest honours, having specialised in Government Procurement Law from The George Washington University Law School, Washington DC. In 2009, he established www.BuyLawsIndia.com, a website dedicated to the advancement of public procurement law in India. The author has been a member of IDSA since 2011.

    Land Ahoy! Debarment Systems in Ministry of Defence start Coming of Age

    It is administratively easy and politically appealing to debar an errant entity, but the unintended consequences of debarment can be challenging to handle in high-technology areas such as defence

    September 11, 2018

    Designing Sound Defence Offset Policies

    Designing Sound Defence Offset Policies

    Policymakers need to ask themselves ‘What Really Makes Offsets Tick?’ in order to develop an objective framework based on sound principles repeatedly noticed in the offset regulations of ‘The Smarter Lot’ of countries and in the process avoid committing the seven ‘original sins’ that a poorly-designed offset policy may entail.

    April 17, 2015

    India’s Defence Procurement Procedure: Assessing the Case for Review and Reforms

    India’s Defence Procurement Procedure: Assessing the Case for Review and Reforms

    his Issue Brief examines certain provisions relating to intellectual property rights and transfer of technology in India’s defence procurement procedures, together with suggestions on streamlining the same for achieving enhanced procurement efficiencies in capital acquisitions.

    October 17, 2014

    Exchange Rate Variation in Defence Contracts in India

    Exchange Rate Variation in Defence Contracts in India

    This Brief analyses industry demands and reviews existing regulations in IT and defence procurement markets, culminating with suggestions on a possible way forward for reforms that can avoid adverse implications of industry demands, particularly in view of their potential conflict with important policies fostering indigenisation.

    October 31, 2014

    Reinventing India’s “Make” Procedures for Defence Acquisitions

    Reinventing India’s “Make” Procedures for Defence Acquisitions

    The Indian defence industry needs procedural clarity and simplification to be ingrained in the “Make” procedures, as the rules are presently silent on a number of important operational aspects.

    October 01, 2014

    “Make In India” in Defence: Embedding Industry-wide Dialogue and Consultation

    “Make In India” in Defence: Embedding Industry-wide Dialogue and Consultation

    For the mantra to become an all-pervasive reality in defence acquisitions in India will be to multiply manifold the onsetfrequencyrange and depthof its industry engagements.

    November 07, 2014

    Implications of new rules in the US for India’s Defence Management

    Despite “indigenisation” being an important policy objective in defence procurement it will be useful to observe the recent US regulatory developments on detection and avoidance of counterfeit components in defence procurement. The new US developments could also perhaps inform the MoD efforts for streamlining its own Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP)

    June 05, 2014

    Reforming Defence Contracting Procedures

    It may perhaps be useful to examine some features of India’s Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) for streamlining of the capital acquisition process for defence procurement. After all, the DPP may well be the only procurement regulation in the world that discriminates against its own domestic bidders

    May 28, 2014

    FDI in Defence: Lessons for Developing Countries

    Most developed economies are already feeling threatened by increasing equity investments sponsored by foreign government-owned and/ or foreign government-controlled entities in the defence and high-tech industries. A coordinated government response for supervision of foreign investments will emerge on the horizon sooner than later.

    May 07, 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

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