This analysis underscores the primary challenge posed by the recent policy initiatives. Disjointed and unsynchronised initiatives taken, in fits and starts, struggle to deliver the intended outcomes. This primary challenge is exacerbated by the enduring procedural incongruities and some inexplicable policy changes made in DAP-2020, which is bubbling with many[Read More…]
The latest move to increase FDI in defence to 74 per cent through the automatic route, giving the foreign investor controlling interest, will likely lead to increased FDI inflows in the defence sector. Should this materialise, it would bring in much needed technology and finances, giving a huge boost to[Read More…]
The aerospace industry is a high technology and high-risk industry, whichtranslates into high costs. We need to concentrate on high-end technologies,which can further uplift peripheral technologies. The Indian aerospace anddefence industry requires rapid development of domain knowledge, which can come through active industry-government-academia partnership with leading technology institutes across the[Read More…]
The analysis of the 2007 report on defence offsets by the US Department ofCommerce has stressed that the policy implementation stage is the mostvital stage wherein a National Offset Policy needs to be clearly formulatedwith goals to be achieved and defined.
A t 06:45 am on 22 October 2020, the Defence Research and Development Organisation conducted its final trial of the Nag anti-tank missile at the Pokharan field firing ranges. It was a landmark event in India’s quest for an indigenous defence base and industry. Nag has a number of variants[Read More…]
In the wake of the Pandemic of 2020, every industry has been very badly affected. Many manufacturing units have either shut down or have come to a stand-still. Import and export also plummited to almost nil for quite a long time. The entire world economy had been shaken due to[Read More…]
A Comptroller and Auditor General report has virtually castigated the multi-billion dollar Rafale combat aircraft deal for not providing enough benefits in terms of the offset stipulations. Four years after signing the deal, India has yet to benefit from the offsets that were due to be introduced into the defence[Read More…]
It was a sombre moment immediately after the Mumbai blasts in November 2008 when the idea of creating the Defence and Security Alert (DSA) magazine occurred. And it took almost a year to shape your most accepted magazine, DSA and the first edition was released in October 2009. It was[Read More…]
Our operational training philosophy has been revamped to train in a realistic scenario and the use of simulators for combat and weapon training has been enhanced.
The combination of speed, manoeuvrability and altitude makes them difficult to track and intercept. DRDO’s success is praiseworthy. However, much needs to be done in a short period of time. Slowly, the conventional concept of nuclear deterrence is getting eroded. Faster delivery platforms is the need of the hour. Induction[Read More…]