Kevin A. Desouza

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  • Col. Kevin A. Desouza is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Transfer of Defence Technology: Moving beyond Self-Reliance towards Technological Superiority

    Foreign collaborations optimised for profit, risk-sharing and a common goal of achieving technological superiority could well enable India to break into the global market in select areas.

    July 31, 2017

    Transfer of Defence Technology: Exploring the Avenues for India

    India has been the recipient of transfers of defence technology predominantly through the licensed manufacture mode which, while being cheap and easy to implement, has some major limitations. This article looks into alternate modes of technology transfer and explores additional possibilities through a broad perspective on technology development. It also attempts to assess the relative strengths of each mode, the challenges in implementation and indicate a way forward to meet suitable national goals.

    July 2017

    Does Acquisition of Critical Technologies through ToT truly benefit India?

    While developing critical defence technologies has undeniable benefits, their acquisition through Transfers of Technology brings numerous complexities and eventually may deliver limited benefits.

    June 20, 2017

    Transfer of Defence Technology – Exploring the Avenues for India

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    April 15, 2017
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Examining the Case for Complete Transfer of Technology

    The relationship between the cost versus coverage of technology transferred, which likely follows the law of diminishing returns, would make technology acquisition beyond, say 80 per cent, increasingly cost prohibitive, with no matching and assured gains

    March 21, 2017

    Transfer of Defence Technology to India: Prevalence, Significance and Insights

    Transfer of technology has been prevalent in numerous forms across the world, both in the civil as well as defence domains, and India is no exception. These transfers, primarily in the form of licenced manufacture, have provided a significant boost to the production capabilities and self-reliance of developing nations in the past and hold great promise, in the future, for nations that do not have a well-developed science and technology base.

    October 2016

    Transfer of Defence Technology: A Critical Analysis

    Transfer of Defence Technology: A Critical Analysis

    ‘Transfer of Technology’ does not magically elevate defence production capabilities to cutting-edge levels and help attain future self-reliance because technology sellers employ restrictive trade practices to prevent such an eventuality.

    April 12, 2016

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