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.

    ‘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

    India’s Interim Defence Budget 2014-15: An Appraisal

    The 10 per cent growth in the interim defence budget although looks impressive from outside, it has a poor outlook on the modernisation front. Much of the hike in the interim budget is consumed by the increase in salary, leaving very little to meet the defence modernisation requirements.

    February 23, 2014

    Run up to the Defence Budget 2014-15: Challenges to Modernisation

    It is commonly viewed that in an election year, the incumbent government is tempted to present a populist budget. In that scenario, the MoD would have reasons to be unhappy, particularly so when the modernisation requirement of the armed forces has reached a stage which is now contingent upon substantial additional resources to remain on course.

    February 04, 2014

    Defence Innovations in India: The Fault Lines

    The Occasional Paper examines India's defence innovation performance, especially of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the defence industry. The paper argues that the innovation performance of these two players is constrained by lack of a higher organisational structure which could provide direction and required thrust to the indigenous R&D.

    Defence Innovation in India: The Fault Lines

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    September 13, 2013
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Defence Offset Guidelines: Time to Correct the Imbalance

    The Office Memorandum has created a debate among various stakeholders, particularly the Indian IT and software-related companies which see a loss of business to the tune of $10 billion.

    July 24, 2013

    Indian Defence Industry: Issues of Self-Reliance

    Indian Defence Industry: Issues of Self-Reliance

    The monograph makes an attempt to estimate India’s defence self-reliance index, which has been a subject of intense debate in recent years. It also surveys the key recommendations of various high level committees set up by the Indian government post the Kargil conflict. The monograph concludes with key policy measures to revitalize India’s moribund defence industry.

    2013

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