Laxman Kumar Behera

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

    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

    Amendments to DPP-2011: An Analytical Overview

    On April 20th, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) of the Ministry of Defence announced 15 major amendments to the defence procurement and production policies, with the hope to incentivise indigenous defence manufacturing while promoting transparency and efficiency in the procurement process.

    May 06, 2013

    LAAD Exhibition: Showcase of Brazilian Self-Reliance

    Like many other developing counties, Brazil also believes in self-reliance in arms manufacturing and has articulated comprehensive national defence policy with a strong support of its armed forces. There could possibly be some lessons for India.

    April 25, 2013

    India’s Defence Budget 2013-14: A Bumpy Road Ahead

    A GDP growth of less than seven per cent combined with the fiscal consolidation path that the Finance Minister has articulated in his budget speech means a lot of pressure on the defence ministry whose plan for current and future expenditure up to 2017 is based on past GDP growth rate of 8 to 9 per cent.

    March 04, 2013

    Defence Acquisition: International Best Practices

    Defence Acquisition: International Best Practices
    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2013

    This book is a compendium of papers presented and circulated in the International Seminar on Defence acquisition organised by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses on July 12-14, 2011. Written by the practitioners, industry leaders and subject experts, the book brings out the best international practices in defence acquisition.

    • ISBN ISBN 978-81-8274-711-1,
    • Price: ₹. 1295/-
    • E-copy available
    2013

    A Critique of India’s Defence Offset Guidelines 2012

    A Critique of India’s Defence Offset Guidelines 2012

    Some of the provisions in the DOG do not seem to be well thought out, provide greater leeway to the foreign companies, and have a potentially negative potential on eligible manufacturing sector, particularly defence manufacturing.

    September 03, 2012

    India’s Ordnance Factories: A Performance Analysis

    The ordnance factory organization has grown over the years and now consists of 39 factories with two more being set up. The organization, which dates back to the eighteenth century, has however not been able to rise up to the expectation of its prime customer. The paper argues that for the organization to be able function more efficiently, its management needs to be corporatised, as suggested by many, particularly the Kelkar Committee.

    April 2012

    India’s Defence Budget 2012-13

    An expansionary fiscal policy has been the prime mover for the large increase in the budget of the defence ministry, which would otherwise have come under severe budgetary pressure.

    March 20, 2012

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