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  • FDI in Defence: Need for Liberalisation and Simplification

    The government should set up a task force to engage with potential investors and investees and evolve a simplified FDI policy, which has different slabs for different kinds of activities and is free from terms and conditions that are difficult to understand and implement.

    May 04, 2017

    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

    India’s Defence Budget 2017-18: An Analysis

    While certain changes in the format of the defence Demand for Grants have brought even more complexity to the task of estimating India’s official defence budget, the fact remains that there has only been a meagre increase of 5 per cent which is grossly inadequate to keep the Armed Forces in fighting form.

    February 03, 2017

    Blacklisting Policy on the Anvil

    The proposed blacklisting policy of the Ministry of Defence must be comprehensive enough to ensure that no loose ends are left to be tied at time of implementation.

    November 10, 2016

    A French Solution to India’s Defence Acquisition Problem

    A French Solution to India’s Defence Acquisition Problem

    The biggest lesson that India can borrow is France’s integrated and centralised procurement structure, which has the dual responsibility of arms acquisition and defence industrial development.

    August 29, 2016

    Making FDI Count in Defence

    Making FDI Count in Defence

    It is rare that a foreign company makes a huge investment to produce major platforms in a third country with a view to make that country an export hub.

    June 22, 2016

    Discontinuance of National Five Year Plans – Time to Revaluate Defence Planning

    India Defence Planning

    Defence planning has had a troubled history since its inception, in spite of several experiments with the structures and processes of planning. It will, therefore, be in the fitness of things to re-evaluate the existing architecture of planning.

    April 11, 2016

    2015: A Year of Work-in-Progress for Defence

    2015: A Year of Work-in-Progress for Defence

    The issues confronting the defence establishment at the beginning of the year broadly related to defence policy, human resource management and operational preparedness.

    December 29, 2015

    Exchange Rate Variation in Defence Contracts in India

    Exchange Rate Variation in Defence Contracts in India

    This Brief analyses industry demands and reviews existing regulations in IT and defence procurement markets, culminating with suggestions on a possible way forward for reforms that can avoid adverse implications of industry demands, particularly in view of their potential conflict with important policies fostering indigenisation.

    October 31, 2014

    Reinventing India’s “Make” Procedures for Defence Acquisitions

    Reinventing India’s “Make” Procedures for Defence Acquisitions

    The Indian defence industry needs procedural clarity and simplification to be ingrained in the “Make” procedures, as the rules are presently silent on a number of important operational aspects.

    October 01, 2014

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