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  • MMRCA Mess and the Need for Professionalism in the Defence Acquisition Process

    The CAG report relating to the Indian Air Force has highlighted various anomalies and the unprofessional manner in which defence acquisitions are handled.

    February 22, 2019

    Land Ahoy! Debarment Systems in Ministry of Defence start Coming of Age

    It is administratively easy and politically appealing to debar an errant entity, but the unintended consequences of debarment can be challenging to handle in high-technology areas such as defence

    September 11, 2018

    Problems of Costing in Defence Procurements

    The benchmark price could be different from the initial cost estimate because, in many cases, the negotiation stage is reached several years after in-principle approval.

    November 20, 2017

    Need for Sector-Specific Ease-of-Doing Business Indices

    Sector-specific micro parameters that have a bearing on the ease of doing business need to be identified and quantified.

    October 05, 2017

    Making the Right to Information (RTI) work in Defence

    Adhering to the RTI Act in letter and spirit will lead to more responsible decision-making, greater accountability, and more credibility to the actions of the MoD.

    August 21, 2017

    Transfer of Defence Technology: Moving beyond Self-Reliance towards Technological Superiority

    Foreign collaborations optimised for profit, risk-sharing and a common goal of achieving technological superiority could well enable India to break into the global market in select areas.

    July 31, 2017

    Need for nurturing the ‘Make’ projects

    It would be a bold gesture if MoD decides to categorise all development projects under Make-II. This will send a strong message to the industry and to the nation about MoD’s earnestness to promote private sector participation.

    July 14, 2017

    DIPP Accords Preference to Local Suppliers in Public Procurement

    Indian industry, which is the intended beneficiary of this preference policy, needs to play a proactive role in facilitating the smooth implementation of the order.

    July 07, 2017

    Ten Imponderables in the Strategic Partnership Scheme

    Why the objective sought to be achieved through the strategic partnership scheme could not be attained by resorting to an existing provision in DPP 2016?

    June 22, 2017

    Does Acquisition of Critical Technologies through ToT truly benefit India?

    While developing critical defence technologies has undeniable benefits, their acquisition through Transfers of Technology brings numerous complexities and eventually may deliver limited benefits.

    June 20, 2017

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