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.

    A Critique of MoD’s Joint Venture Guidelines

    The intention of the JV guidelines notwithstanding, the policy document suffers from certain weaknesses which may impact its objective of enhancing national defence industrial capability.

    March 05, 2012

    Private Sector Participation in Defence Production: Industrial Licensing and FDI Issues

    Notwithstanding positive developments over the last decade, certain grey areas in industrial licensing and FDI policy need further improvement to facilitate the private sector’s more meaningful participation in the Indian defence industry.

    January 27, 2012

    F-35 is not an Ideal Choice for India

    F-35 is not an ideal choice because of the delay in its developmental schedule, a tight production line, prohibitive cost, India’s own efforts to jointly develop and produce a fifth generation fighter with Russia, and little technological or industrial benefits that would accrue.

    November 23, 2011

    A Case for Increasing FDI up to 100 per cent in India’s Defence Industry

    Given the sensitivity attached to defence-related FDI, each investment should be subject to wider review and impact analysis following which the FDI percentage could be determined varying between zero and 100 per cent.

    August 09, 2011

    India’s Defence Budget 2011-12

    The defence budget for 2011-12 has not been unduly impacted by the fiscal consolidation process, and reflects the MoD’s ability to spend resources within the stipulated time.

    March 07, 2011

    Defence Budget 2011-12 should go beyond Fiscal Austerity

    Ground reality rather than fiscal prudence should guide the Finance Minister while finalising the defence budget for 2011-12.

    February 23, 2011

    A Critical Review of Defence Procurement Procedure 2011

    In the absence of reforms in several areas, DPP-2011 may not be able to achieve its stated objectives of expeditious procurement and greater involvement of domestic industry in defence production.

    January 25, 2011

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