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Caught Between Stand ardisation And Discounts

Author: Air Marshal Nirdosh V Tyagi (Retd)

First, the evaluation process should be made selection oriented. It should not reject operationally suitable equipment on trivial grounds, because even if bids are invited again, the same vendors with the same equipment would respond but at a higher cost. Second, the constitution of schemes should be kept simple and manageable to increase the chances of success. While recognising the virtues of quantitative discounts and standardisation, it must also be realised that clubbing of schemes has made some of them unmanageable in the past.

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Positive Signals, But A Long Road Ahead

Author: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch SM, VSM (Retd)

A structure in the form of a capability development group (CDG) tasked to carry out risk, cost and schedule assessment and management before the first approval of the government also needs to be put in place in India at the earliest. Finally, structural reforms are required in the Ministry of Defence. The political authority has given a series of nudges to the bureaucracy and now appears to be in control. But without structural reforms at the apex level, a future change of government in the Centre may well see the return of the old guard, with negative consequences to the nation’s Defence preparedness.

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Deficienci es Prod Acquisitions

Author: CMDE Ranjit B Rai (Retd

Since Independence, India has been plagued with scandals like the Franco-British Jaguar deal, the HDW submarine deal with Germany; the Bofors scandal of 1987 involving the Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi and Sweden’s highly controversial long serving PM, Olof Palme(1969-76 and 1982-86 respectively) and recently, the AW-101 Westland Finmeccanica 12 helicopters deal. Yet, evidence to nail culprits could not be found by courts. All this contributed to deficiencies.

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Shortfalls - Cause For Worry

Author: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd)

The issues of IPR and; the number and guarantee of what would be absorbed in India too need to be addressed. Past several years, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has been recommending 74 per cent FDI in Defence in case of transfer of technology (ToT) and 100 per cent FDI in case of making available state-of-the-art technology. Clearly, much more facilitation for ‘Make in India’ is required.

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OFB − The Fourth Pillar Of The Indian Defence

DSA Interview: Ashwani Kumar Prabhakar , DGOF & Chairman

Ashwani Kumar Prabhakar, IOFS, Director General Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and Chairman, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). He is a 1978 batch Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) officer with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and AICWA, he has a profound knowledge and rich experience in issues ranging from vehicle production to finance and corporate. He vividly elaborates on OFB’s strategy in directing the historic ordnance factories to attune towards the emerging requirements of India’s Armed Forces.

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