Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicDefence procurement

Topic: defence procurement

Leasing crucial military equipment easy way for govt but a tough choice for Indian forces

The forces see leasing as a win-win situation because they are able to get past the long procurement process that moves at a snail's pace.

Don’t criticise CDS, service chiefs for integrity pledge. Accept corruption in armed forces

Procurement procedures in the armed forces are near perfect. So if sub-standard equipment pass through, it's either because the leadership is corrupt or it is incompetent.

India’s negative defence import list has some hits, some misses & quite a bit of confusion

A study of the 101 items put in the negative list shows that over one-fourth are already manufactured in India and have not been imported for a long time.

The long list of misses, and few hits, in India’s defence acquisitions

Most of India’s defence programmes take about two decades before being fielded. For whatever reason this has become the norm, it is no longer sustainable.

Armed forces working on 100 emergency procurement contracts amid tensions with China

Army is in process of procuring armour-piercing fin-stabilised discarding sabot ammunition fired by T-72, T-90 main battle tanks, additional Heron drones and mines, among other things.

India’s approach to defence indigenisation has basic flaws. Private players can up the game

India’s approach to indigenisation of defence production has not been yielding desired results. The new procurement procedure addresses this issue.

Defence Ministry proposes leasing of military equipment and specialised trial wing

Draft Defence Procurement Procedure, 2020 also proposes increasing the Indigenous Content stipulated in various categories of procurement, to support the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Here’s how US and India can be major defence partners and take lead over Russia and China

Ten policy suggestions for Washington and New Delhi to deepen bilateral defence ties under the Major Defence Partner framework.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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