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  • Ten Pointers for Transformation

    The Indian Army is undergoing the process of transformation. This, if realised, would become one among the critical factors that will assist India achieve the ability to secure its national interests. A few issues are worth flagging, even as the process is underway.

    December 20, 2011

    Public Private Partnership In Procurement Practices

    An efficient, transparent PPP policy dovetailed with an effective FDI framework will not only ensure that state-of-the-art defence equipment is procured but will also be instrumental in enabling transfer of technology.

    September 05, 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

    An American Solution to India’s Defence Acquisition Problem?

    India’s increasing reliance on FMS route is indicative of its desperation to bridge the gaps in its defence preparedness and shows the weakness of the Defence Procurement Procedure.

    October 08, 2010

    Dynamics of Rules and Regulations in Defence

    During application of prescribed procedures, many contradictions and ambiguities crop up, resulting in delays in decision making and, in some cases, to even faulty decisions.

    July 16, 2010

    Will Indian Defence Private Sector Deliver with Recent Policy Changes?

    With the growth of the public sector in Defence Production a large number of industrial units in the Private Sector has also grown with varied scales of operation in areas like outsourcing of raw materials, components, sub-systems, assemblies and sub-assemblies.

    November 24, 2009

    Defence White Paper 2009: New Contours of Australia's Strategic Thinking

    The rapid speed of globalization and increasing economic interdependence has had a direct impact on defence policies and countries are constantly seen fine-tuning their priorities. Walden Bello argues in his book Dilemmas of Domination that the declining US hegemony would prompt US allies in Asia to alter their defence planning and strategies vis-à-vis emerging powers like China.

    November 2009

    Acquisition Reform - Lessons from Bernard Gray

    If India does not modernize in an evenly spread out manner, it will be faced either with the prospect of its armed forces not being prepared, or rushing to make purchases amidst crises, or creating needless hysteria when frenzied modernization occurs.

    November 10, 2009

    Indian Defence Industry Poised to Grow

    Even as the new amendments incentivise domestic companies to enter defence production, the government has made it clear that it wants a competitive environment in defence industry.

    November 10, 2009

    What is wrong with India’s Defence Industrial Policy?

    The above question arises in the context of publicly known government plans of arms procurement amounting to over $64 billion1 as part of the modernisation programme of the armed forces. The majority of these acquisitions will obviously be from abroad and will be concluded in the next five years or more.

    August 22, 2008

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