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  • 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

    Coping with the Aftermath of Transgressions in the VVIP Helicopter Deal

    By now making software development ineligible for discharge of offsets we might be depriving ourselves of what was considered necessary only a couple of months ago. This could also prove to be a setback for the Indian software industry.

    March 13, 2013

    Aero India: A Non-Expert View

    India’s power in the next round of politics among nations will stem not simply from the latest purchase of military goods, but also from the manner in which it has amassed them.

    February 11, 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

    Promoting SEZs to Boost the Indian Aerospace Sector

    India’s first aerospace-focussed SEZ that QuEST Global has set up at Hattargi village near Belgaum seeks to transform the Indian aerospace sector by striving to create a well-endowed aerospace ecosystem at one location.

    January 22, 2013

    Deliberations of a Working Group on Military and Diplomacy

    Deliberations of a Working Group on Military and Diplomacy
    • Publisher: Magnum Books Pvt Ltd
      2013

    The Indian defence establishment is confronted today with what is probably its greatest challenge since Independence. Besides being prepared to wage conventional war on possibly two fronts simultaneously, our Armed Forces need to be geared to undertake this under a nuclear overhang and within a technological environment that encompasses cyber- and space-based threats. There is therefore an imperative requirement for change that would enable us to adapt to the emerging situation. The archaic organisations and processes put in place on achieving Independence must undergo radical overhaul.

    • ISBN ISBN 978-93-82512-01-1,
    • Price: ₹. 195/-
    • E-copy available
    2013

    The New Defence Offset Guidelines: Challenges Ahead

    MoD has to assume the leadership role and provide some kind of a single-window service to the defence industry to steer the offsets in a direction that helps achieve the objective of modernisation through self-reliance.

    November 30, 2012

    Defence Production Policy 2011: Need for Reinvigoration

    A thorough and honest review of the progress made so far is essential for arresting the drift in the Defence Production Policy and for course correction.

    October 25, 2012

    Swedish Investments in the Indian Defence Industry: Prospects and challenges

    This commentary looks at the characteristics of Saab’s recent investments as well as the prospect and challenges for current and future Swedish-Indian collaboration in the defence industrial sector.

    September 28, 2012

    India’s Defence Industry: Need for Urgent Decisions

    In the absence of a sustained and visible commitment to rapid indigenisation, India’s dependence on foreign suppliers for its defence needs will only increase and India will sadly remain a ‘knowledge colony’.

    September 18, 2012

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