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  • Top up Order - April 2014
    IAF releases RFI for 106 PC-7 MK II Basic Trainers to be procured under the 'Buy & Make (Indian)' category
    By Atul Chandra

 

  • Relook at the Policy - February 2014
    It’s time for a paradigm change of approach in defence offsets
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Decentralise and Evolve - February 2014
    There is an urgent need for an independent agency to conduct field trials
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Buyer Calls the Shots - February 2014
    The ongoing modernisation of the armed forces offer unprecedented opportunities for indigenisations
    By Atul Chandra & Dilip Kumar Mekala

 

  • In Public Service - February 2014
    The private sector is equally to be blamed for the poor state of the defence industry
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • The Game Changer - February 2014
    The Avro replacement procurement plan can boost India’s indigenous industries
    By AVM Manmohan Bahadur (retd)

 

  • Slow to Deliver- December 2013
    As delays in the acquisition process pile up, more needs to be done to maintain the pace of modernisation of aviation assets
    By Atul Chandra
  • Put Behind the Past- November 2013
    India can do well by not missing the US offer of co-development of weapon systems
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Being Fair to All - September 2013
    Defence reform ideas should be debated openly as national security concerns every citizen
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Not Just a Public Matter - August 2013
    MoD’s opposition to raising FDI limit will be detrimental to the modernisation of the armed forces
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Opportunity Beckons - September 2013
    A multitude of programmes will stretch HAL’s capabilities to the limit
    By Atul Chandra

 

  • Purchase Wise - July 2013
    It would be prudent to utilise Option and Repeat Order Clauses for defence procurements
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Between the Lines - June 2013
    The Arms Trade Treaty imperils Indian interests
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • In Defence of FDI - April 2013
    It’s not just about funds but an access to latest technology
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Lost Opportunity - March 2013
    Aero India 2013 too missed the bus
    By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

 

  • Pride of the Nation - January 2013
    Border Roads is a dynamic organisation in distress
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Partners for Good - December 2012
    Indigenous defence industry can flourish only if the government adopt the PPP model
    By Dilip Kumar Mekala

 

  • Right Switch - December 2012
    There is a need to graduate from procurements to acquisitions
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Missing the Point - October 2012
    Policy on technology acquisition by DRDO can prove detrimental to defence acquisitions
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Technology Against Offsets - September 2012
    The new guidelines on ToT demonstrate muddled thinking of the policy makers
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Held to Ransom - August 2012
    There is an urgent need to re-jig the way we buy and produce military equipment
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Win-Win Alliance - June 2012
    India needs to tap the technological prowess of SMEs and enter into a partnership
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Business with BEL - May 2012
    BEL closes 2011-12 with turnover of Rs 5,710 cr and order book of Rs 25,748 cr
    By Atul Chandra

 

  • Handbook For JVs - May 2012
    The policy on establishing joint ventures by DPSUs suffers from subjective provisions
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Business of Shows - April 2012
    Internal security was the running theme at DefExpo 2012
    By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

 

  • Acquisition Syndrome - March 2012
    High time India perfected the defence procurement regime
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Malady of Corruption - February 2012
    Corruption in the defence sector can be combated through a self-assessment process
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Success in Simulation - February 2012
    HATSOFF offers full motion/full mission training on three different helicopter types
    By Atul Chandra

 

  • Fast Track - February 2012
    HAL’s aircraft division will make, upgrade and overhaul over seven aircraft types by 2015
    By Atul Chandra

 

  • In A Blind Lane - January 2012
    Failure to appreciate transformative nature of innovations has been the bane of Indian mindset
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Man, Money and Machines - December 2011
    HAL and India’s future as an aerospace power are inextricable
    By Atul Chandra

 

  • Live and Let live - December 2011
    Foreign vendors demand an independent empowered offset authority with decision making powers
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Pipe Dreams - November 2011
    Even after six decades of Independence, India needs to import almost every major system
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • A Central Seal - September 2011
    Defence procurements grapple with the twin problems of time and cost overruns
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Eyes on the Future - June 2011
    Pipavav Shipyard has an expansive warship-building capability
    By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

 

  • Economics of Offsets - December 2010
    Offsets should be sought only if they make economic sense
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Black Hole - October 2010
    Transparency and monitoring are the best antidotes for the virus of corruption
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Snail Pace - February 2010
    Reforms needed to expedite defence procurements as the whole process continues to meander in procedural wrangles
    By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

 

  • Stumbling Blocks - May 2009
    Technology transfer under ‘Buy and Make’ is a misnomer
    By Major General Mrinal Suman, AVSM, VSM

 

  • Held to Ransom - April 2009
    Affordability studies are alien to Indian defence procurement regime
    By Major General Mrinal Suman, AVSM, VSM

 

 

 

 

 
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