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Privatise Defence R and D

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Author: Gp Capt AK Sachdev (Retd)

The biggest change required is in privatising Defence R&D so that efficiency and productivity increase; given our extreme preoccupation with security, maybe R&D for some very sensitive and strategic projects can be kept under a government department. Just as the public sector has remained tethered to licence production, DRDO has been content with minimal productivity. It is time that it is goaded into justifying its large section of the defence budgetary pie, failing which, privatisation ought to be resorted to.

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