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  • Buy (IDDM) or Buy (Indian): Horns of a Dilemma

    Buy (IDDM) or Buy (Indian): Thorns of a Dilemma

    If a product is indigenously designed, developed and manufactured, should the percentage of indigenous content in that product really matter so much?

    April 29, 2016

    Strategic Partnerships: A Critical Overview of the Aatre Task Force Report

    Strategic Partnerships: A Critical Overview of the Aatre Task Force Report

    The Task Force has not extended the principle of Strategic Partnership to the whole gamut of big contracts in which the private sector is supposed to play a major role. And it visualises strategic partners as poor cousins of state-owned entities.

    April 26, 2016

    DPP-2016: An Analytical Overview

    DPP-2016: An Analytical Overview

    Introduction of the ‘Buy (Indian-IDDM)’ procurement category, the revamped ‘Make’ procedure, structural change in AAP, and higher and flexible indigenous content requirement in certain procurement categories are all likely to deepen the involvement of domestic industry in defence production.

    April 12, 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

    Defence Procurement Procedure 2016: Rebooting Defence Production and Procurement

    Defence Procurement Procedure 2016

    The best of policies and procedures can come to naught because of indecisiveness in decision-making. There is little in DPP 2016 that addresses the problems which beset decision-making in the MoD.

    March 30, 2016

    Nurturing Capital Acquisitions

    India Defence procurement

    While taking stock of the acquisition proposals and projects is critical for bringing in efficiency in defence procurements, the focus on statistics dissembles some important issues.

    February 25, 2016

    New Defence Procurement Procedure: A Stimulating Preview

    New Defence Procurement Procedure: A Stimulating Preview

    The Defence Acquisition Council has decided to introduce a new category of Indian Designed, Developed and Manufactured equipment. This will be the most preferred category, ahead of ‘Buy (Indian)’, which presently occupies the pride of place.

    January 20, 2016

    Bugbears in MoD Guidelines on Handling of Complaints

    Bugbears in MoD Guidelines on Handling of Complaints

    The MoD guidelines on handling of complaints do not seem to be free from potentially crippling afflictions. Conceptual ambiguity can easily defeat the purpose of the guidelines.

    October 26, 2015

    On the Threshold of a New Procurement Regime

    On the Threshold of a New Procurement Regime

    Recommendations that defence procurement be handled by the military brass, ministers stay out of defence deals, and an external procurement agency be set up to handle procurement and focus on indigenization are indeed extraordinary.

    July 23, 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

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