Drdo calls for single window clearance to expedite arms export

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    With Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing on the need for increasing arms exports, DRDO has said India can sell combat aircraft and missiles whose production cost would be “much lower” than some of the weapons sold by countries such as China.

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Avinash Chander said that the country needs a “policy mechanism” for exporting weapon systems and the defence research agency has suggested a “single window clearance” for sale of arms to friendly foreign countries in a time-bound manner.

    “We have a list of equipment that includes the Light Combat Aircraft ‘Tejas’, ‘Akash’ air defence system, ‘Prahar’ class of missiles and ‘BrahMos’ supersonic cruise missiles along with a number of systems that can be exported,” he said. “We are discussing the methodology for developing the export potential as well as a policy mechanism for export of weapon systems,” Chander said.

    The DRDO chief was asked about a recent comment by the Prime Minister that India should produce arms for itself and also supply them to other nations.Tejas is a lightweight, multi-role, single-engine tactical fighter aircraft. Akash, a surface-to-air missile, has a range of 25 kms. Prahar is a 150 km-range tactical missile system while BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile with a strike range of 290 kms.

    Asked about the cost-benefit for countries procuring arms from India, Chander said, “Many times Indian weapons are a lot cheaper.“There are various other systems, like if you take strategic missiles, the long-range missiles that China sells to Saudi Arabia and the cost at which we produce, it would be one-third or one-fourth,” he said.

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    Single-window clearance is an important concept that can be applied to a number of different industries. On the surface, it might be tempting to think that "single-window clearance" is a term in home improvement or construction. However, it actually refers to something more complex. Single-window clearance is related to issuing permits and the legal impediments that sometimes prevent the implementation of a project.

    The single-window clearance idea is used in construction or in other businesses such as importing and exporting. The idea behind single-window clearance is the need to eliminate as much of the red tape as possible that prevents those engaged in these types of industries from moving forward with their plans. For instance, construction in some countries, such as India, has been slow in moving forward because multiple engineers must provide clearances for different aspects of the construction project.

    Simplicity is the basic premise behind the single-window clearance concept. The idea is that governmental agencies should simplify the implementation process in certain industries. Whenever processes are simplified in an industry, it leaves more time for those involved in that industry to focus on the task at hand. For instance, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe notes that the transfer of information in the importing and exporting industry takes place much more efficiently if carried out through a single office or authority, rather than multiple offices.

    Implementation of a single-window clearance system is not necessarily all that simple. It involves moving from a more complex system to a simple one, but it is generally not possible for governments to just begin cutting programs and agencies. Feasibility studies usually have to be conducted, and existing systems must be harmonized so they can work in concert with one another. This process can take months and even years to implement

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    Exporting LCA will that not be blocked by USA , since they supply engine??:rolleyes:
    because they pulled out from IAI LAVI project just since it would compete in export market with F-16
     
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    we got a long way to go in order to be in a position to export LCA because first we need atleast 200 of them for our own AF then at is gonna take some time then we can plan about exporting it . LCA MK1 is no where close to F16 current block so we are not even a competition to it now Mk2 i have no in-depth tech knowledge about it
     
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    Single window clearance concept applied in Indian Customs has revolutionised the whole system, making it more friendly and efficient, as well far less corrupt.
     
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    Single window clearance concept applied in Indian Customs has revolutionised the whole system, making it more friendly and efficient, as well far less corrupt.
     

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