Laxman K Behera

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  • Laxman K Behera is Research Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

    Defence Budget 2016-17: The Bigger Worry

    Calculations reveal that the capital expenditure has been cut primarily to accommodate the rise in salary and pension bills arising out of the implementation of OROP scheme and the Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations.

    March 22, 2016

    Budget 2016: Holistic approach to defence planning is absent in India

    March 05, 2016

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Laxman Kumar Behera’s article on Defence planning in India, titled ‘Budget 2016: Holistic approach to defence planning is absent in India’ was published in ‘The Economic Times’ on March 5, 2016.

    All About Pay and Perks: India’s Defence Budget 2016-17

    All About Pay and Perks: India’s Defence Budget 2016-17

    The two heads of expenditure which have witnessed significant growth in the defence budget 2016-17 are the salary component of the armed forces and the defence pensions.

    March 03, 2016

    Indian Defence Offset Policy: An Impact Analysis

    The article assesses the impact of defence offset policy on the Indian defence industry, by taking into account two key parameters—foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows and exports. It observes that the offset policy has a mixed impact. On the positive side, the offset policy seems to have an impact on certain types of exports. On the negative side, the policy has not been a catalyst in bringing in foreign investment and technology inflows into the Indian defence industry, nor has it been successful in promoting its high-end manufacturing.

    October 2015

    ‘Make in India’ in Defence Sector: An Overview of the Dhirendra Singh Committee Report

    ‘Make in India’ in Defence Sector: An Overview of the Dhirendra Singh Committee Report

    While making a host of recommendations, the Dhirendra Singh Committee has been cautious in assessing their impact on the domestic industry.

    September 16, 2015

    Defence Offsets: International Best Practices and Lessons for India

    Defence Offsets: International Best Practices and Lessons for India

    The Monograph provides a comprehensive roadmap for reforming India’s defence offset policy which despite having gone through several rounds of revisions in past decade or so, still lacks effectiveness. The roadmap is based on extensive study of offset practices followed by six countries: Canada, Israel, Malaysia, South Korea, Turkey and the UAE.

    2015

    India’s Defence Budget 2015-16

    India’s Defence Budget 2015-16

    One area where the 2015-16 defence budget is likely to hurt the most is in capital acquisition, which has already been under acute pressure in recent years due to the overwhelming share of the ‘committed liabilities’ arising out of contracts already signed

    March 02, 2015

    ‘Make in India’ for Defence: A Roadmap

    ‘Make in India’ for Defence: A Roadmap

    The ‘Make in India’ drive of Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers a way of improving the country’s self-reliance in defence production. But for the MII to succeed in the defence manufacturing sector, the government needs to address some legacy issues.

    February 05, 2015

    Strategising India’s Defence Exports

    What the Strategy for Defence Export tries to achieve is to create institutional mechanisms and establish clear-cut procedures within the overall ambit of the Foreign Trade Export for facilitating arms exports through export promotion/facilitation and export regulation.

    September 17, 2014

    India’s Revised Defence FDI Policy

    India’s Revised Defence FDI Policy

    Under the earlier policy, the foreign portfolio investment in Indian defence industry was either banned, or capped at an arbitrary level for certain companies, causing a lot of dissatisfaction among several listed Indian companies which had pleaded their genuine helplessness in controlling such investments given their nature of flow.

    September 01, 2014

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