Challenges in Reforms of DRDO

The Government of India has set up a nine-member committee to revamp the Department of Defence Research and Development (DR&D) and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) which, though technically separate entities, segue seamlessly ....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 15-31 March 2023


VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 February 2023


DTIS – Keeping up the Pace and Momentum

On 30 Apr 2020 the Prime Minister (PM) held a meeting with various stakeholders to discuss ways to boost the Defence and Aerospace sector1. Within a fortnight of this important meeting, the Defence Minister has launched the Defence Testing....

How Strong are Our Offset Guidelines?... A User's Perspective

Abstract The Minister of State for Defence Mr Subash Bhamre announced in Jan 17 this year, that nearly $14 billion worth of defence offset obligations would be discharged in India by foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (O....

New Blacklisting Policy - Some Thoughts

While the new blacklisting policy issued by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 21 Nov 16 under the caption "Guidelines of the MoD for Penalties in Business Dealings with Entities" is indeed a forward looking document that moves miles ahead ....

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