Govt clears 12th Defence Plan

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    great lets wait for details

    gen you are great

    govt ki nose close karo then will open there mouth (ana hahjre)
     
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    After two important meetings, both attended by Army chief General VK Singh, Defence Minister AK Antony has asked the Army to streamline its acquisition process and has favoured more financial powers to the three services if it can lead to speedier acquisition of equipment. He met the chiefs of all three services today and took some more major decisions.

    Mr Antony's instructions come soon after Gen Singh wrote to the Prime Minister on what he called the lack of the Army's war preparedness. Gen Singh raised concern over big gaps in the Army's procurement of crucial equipment in his letter, saying the Army was stuck with obsolete machines. That confidential letter, dated March 12, was leaked into the public domain.

    Under pressure after being targeted by political opponents in Parliament all of last week, Mr Antony has now asked officials of his ministry to examine the possibility of compressing the time for technical evaluation and trials for procurement of equipment. He said in a press release that he was all for "delegating more financial power to service headquarters if it can lead to speedier acquisition of equipment, platforms & systems for the services." He directed the Army to "streamline its acquisition process in a manner such that accountability can be fixed in case of any slippages."

    A long-term integration purchase plan (LTIPP) and 12 defence plans were also cleared at the Defence Acquisition Council meeting that Mr Antony chaired and the three chiefs attended. The LTIPP lists long term requirements of the Armed Forces over 15 years and envisages private sector participation. Some changes to the "offset policy" were also discussed - the "offset policy" mandates that foreign manufactures have to source at least 30 per cent of their products and services through Indian or joint venture companies registered and manufacturing in India, for any contract of over Rs. 300 crore.

    The minister will meet the Army chief and other senior officials next month to review progress on decisions taken today.

    In the morning, Mr Antony chaired a meeting attended by Gen Singh and other senior defence officials to discuss acquisition and procurement. Then in the afternoon, he chaired the defence acquisition council meeting with all three chiefs - General Singh, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne and Admiral Nirmal Verma - and the heads of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Coast Guard, the Defence Secretary and Defence Production Secretary present.

    This is for the first time after last week's controversy involving the Army Chief, that the Defence Minister chaired meetings with General Singh present.

    Last week, the Army Chief made the startling revelation that he was offered a bribe in 2010, only six months after he took office, to okay what he called "sub-standard trucks" for the Army. After the General made a complaint, the CBI is investigating the sale of 7000 trucks to the Army by a UK-based company named Vectra, which holds a majority stake in a Czech company Tatra that makes truck parts that are assembled by the public sector unit BEML (Bharat Earth Movers Limited) for the Army.

    Then, the letter written by the Army Chief to the Prime Minister became public, causing a storm. In the letter, Gen VK Singh spoke about what he called the lack of the country's war preparedness. Among the things he brought to the PM's notice was that the "entire tank fleet (was) devoid of critical ammunition to defeat enemy tanks." Gen Singh warned that India's air defence was 97% obsolete, which "doesn't give the deemed confidence." The Infantry, he said, was "crippled with deficiencies of crew-served weapon and lacked night-fighting capabilities" and 'elite Special Forces are woefully short of essential weapons." The Army chief also warned of "large-scale voids in critical surveillance."

    General Singh, however, issued a three-para statement on Friday emphasising that these developments should not be read as a battle between the government and the Army. He said that "rogue elements are trying to create a schism between the Defence Minister and the chief." His comments came after the Defence Minister said that "all three service chiefs enjoy the confidence of the government"- a declaration that sought to rescue his relationship with the chief from an unprecedented low.

    General Singh and Mr Antony met at a function last evening and were seen engaged in a one-on-one conversation.
     
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    Defence Part of Five Year Plan’s Industry Outlook for First Time Ever

    The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony has said that the defence industry has found place in the Planning Commission’s Five Year Plan exercise for the first time ever. Addressing a gathering here today before Shri Antony gave away the Raksha Mantri’s ‘Awards for Excellence 2009-10’ to Defence PSUs and Ordnance Factories, Shri Antony said that the Department of Defence Production has been involved in the formulation of the Twelfth Five Year Plan. The reports of the Working Group on Defence Equipment and Aerospace that would be incorporated in the framework of the industry outlook during the Twelfth Five Year Plan for the period 2012-17 would facilitate the indigenization of the defence procurement, he added.

    “I am glad to be in your midst for presentation of "Awards For Excellence". I extend my heartiest congratulations to all the award winners being felicitated today. These awards are being presented to encourage and sustain the competitive spirit among the Defence Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and Ordnance Factories (OF) to boost production and work output in general. As you all are aware, it is for the first time, the Department of Defence Production has been involved in the Plan exercise of Planning Commission for the 12th Five Year Plan. I am sure that the reports of the Working Group on Defence Equipment and Aerospace under the Steering Committee on Industry for the 12th Five Year Plan, which contain some good recommendations that would facilitate innovation and development of defence industry. We need to accelerate our indigenization process in a big way, Said Shri A K Antony during his speech.

    Defence Part of Five Year Plan’s Industry Outlook for First Time Ever | Aeromag
     
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    NASSCOM Inputs to 12th Defence Plan (2012-13 to 2017-18)

    • Build a Industry Defence Working Group to identify working relationships with the private sector
    • Build complete product development ecosystem
    • Structured utilisation of Defence labs and equipments by the private sector.
    • Creating Defense specific technology cluster and infrastructure;
    • Creation of Aerospace / Defence specific certification labs
    • Government participation in offsets program
    • Specifying minimum offset percentages for Engineering Services in defense and aerospace sector
    • Creation of National Center for Strategic Information Technology outside the ambit of Ministry of Defense - advice DPA / DOFA to identify and categorize dual-use technologies for usage in commercial applications

    • Mobilize Funds for financing technology development and infrastructure creation in Defense
    • Financial assistance to SMEs to take up design and development work in the defense production
    • Share a percentage of commercial risks with Indian organizations working on defense projects.
    • Support the Indian private sector to acquire defense manufacturing technology
    • Facilitate creation of vehicle for providing financial and legal assistance for organizations to acquire IPs created by universities and
    • R&D Clusters
    • Put together a mechanism to ensure the rapid commercialization of (nonstrategic) technologies developed in Government labs.


    http://12thplan.gov.in/12fyp_mgr/su... Five Year Plan_NASSCOM Inputs_April 2011.pdf
     
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    BDL to make investment of 34,000 Crores in 12th/13th plan

    Hyderabad-based public sector undertaking, Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), is ready with proposals worth Rs 34,000 crore during the 12th and 13th Five-Year Plans. These will result in the development of the areas as well as provide employment to the people, according to Union minister of state for defence, MM Pallam Raju.

    “Jobs in the defence establishments will be provided through nationwide competitive exams. Therefore, engineering colleges need to provide training to their students to compete in the exams,” he said.

    Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony for the surface-to-air missile project organised by BDL here on Sunday, the minister hoped that BDL would achieve a turnover of $1 billion (approximately Rs 5,000 crore) in the next four to five years.

    Bharat Dynamics makes Rs 34K-cr plans
     
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    Govt Clears 12th Defence Plan, Revises Offset Policy

    With Army Chief Gen V K Singh highlighting shortage of equipment, the Defence Ministry today appeared to be fast-tracking decision-making as it approved a plan for development of capabilities and effected a major change in offset policy by including transfer-of-technology.

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), headed by Defence Minister A K Antony, also cleared the 15-year Long Term Integrated Perspective Planning (LTIPP) which would project requirements of the armed forces to be met through indigenisation and robust involvement of private sector.

    The two-hour meeting of the DAC was attended by Army Chief Gen V K Singh, IAF Chief N A K Browne and Naval Chief Nirmal Verma. Prior to this, Antony had an hour-long separate meeting with the Army Chief and other senior Army officials to review the requirements of the force.

    These meetings came days after Gen Singh flagged the issue of shortages and deficiencies faced by the army like lack of ammunition for tanks and obsolescence of air-defence systems.

    The 12th Defence Plan, approved by the DAC, charts the roadmap for development of capabilites of the three forces in tune with their future operational requirements and the role which the country will play within the region and outside.

    The DAC also approved revised Defence Offset Guidelines (DOG) where it recognised transfer of technology (ToT) for discharge of offset obligations, meeting a key demand of foreign companies.

    "Revised policy recognises ToT as eligible for discharge of offset obligations. Investment in 'kind' in terms of ToT must cover all documentation, training and consultancy required for full ToT," officials said.

    As per the changes, the Ministry has demanded that the ToT should be provided without license fee and there should be no restriction on domestic production, sale or export.


    Govt Clears 12th Defence Plan, Revises Offset Policy | news.outlookindia.com
     
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    Government clears defence plan, revises offset policy

    NEW DELHI: With Army chief Gen V K Singh highlighting shortage of equipment, the defence ministry today appeared to be fast-tracking decision-making as it approved a plan for development of capabilities and effected a major change in offset policy by including transfer-of-technology.

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), headed by defence minister A K Antony, also cleared the 15-year Long Term Integrated Perspective Planning (LTIPP) which would project requirements of the armed forces to be met through indigenisation and robust involvement of private sector.

    The two-hour meeting of the DAC was attended by Army chief Gen V K Singh, IAF chief N A K Browne and Naval chief Nirmal Verma. Prior to this, Antony had an hour-long separate meeting with the Army chief and other senior Army officials to review the requirements of the force.

    These meetings came days after Gen Singh flagged the issue of shortages and deficiences faced by the army like lack of ammunition for tanks and obsolesence of air-defence systems.

    The 12th Defence Plan, approved by the DAC, charts the roadmap for development of capabilites of the three forces in tune with their future operational requirements and the role which the country will play within the region and outside.

    The DAC also approved revised Defence Offset Guidelines (DOG) where it recognised transfer of technology (ToT) for discharge of offset obligations, meeting a key demand of foreign companies.

    "Revised policy recognises ToT as eligible for discharge of offset obligations. Investment in 'kind' in terms of ToT must cover all documentation, training and consultancy required for full ToT," officials said.

    As per the changes, the ministry has demanded that the ToT should be provided without license fee and there should be no restriction on domestic production, sale or export.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/PDATOI/articleshow/12508496.cms
     
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    Brilliant! Buy stuff, make any number we want and sell it to others in the process. Wonder how many would accept to this?

    I wonder if the new DPP is going to be implemented in the MRCA deal.
     
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    This thread is probably the right place for this article:

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    MoD’s new procurement initiative

    The Defence ministry has cleared a 15-year long-term integrated perspective plan (LTIPP), following the Army chief's sensational letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh divulging the sorry state of affairs in defence preparedness.

    The integrated plan that will enable the Army, Navy and the Air Force to plan their big-ticket purchase in advance, in collaboration with industry.

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) comprising Defence minister A K Antony and three service chiefs approved the LTIPP on Monday. The plan prescribes the acquisition road map for the three forces for the next 15 years. Most modern armed forces have a perspective plan, which is shared with the industry in advance. The French publishes a 30-year perspective while the UK, the US and Australia have 15-year perspective plans.

    In India, only the Navy had a perspective plan that expired a couple of years ago. The IAF and the Army never had one. Defence ministry officials said based on the new LTIPP, a technology perspective capability road map would be made and shared with DRDO, defence public sector undertakings and Indian industry, so that they could plan their research and development road map in advance.

    Critical project

    India suffered heavily on critical projects like Tejas light combat aircraft, Kaveri engine, Arjun main battle tank and absence of military grade steel in warship manufacturing in the absence of long-term planning. The DAC had approved a five-year defence plan (2012-17), which deals more in detail with the specific requirement and modernisation plans of defence forces as also projections for the allocation of resources for modernisation. The two key planning documents will chart out the future operational requirement and develop the infrastructure accordingly.

    A few hours before the DAC meeting, Antony reviewed the Army's acquisition proposals both for large items like artillery and anti-aircraft guns as well as ammunition. The review took place in the backdrop of the Army chief's shocking letter to the prime minister in which critical gap areas like shortage in ammunition, vintage air defence and the problems dogging the infantry were pointed out.

    Time factor

    The sensitive letter – leaked out to the media – triggered a furore in Parliament resulting in an official probe to look into the leak's source.Antony has asked Gen Singh to streamline Army acquisition process in such a manner that accountability could be fixed in case of any slippage.

    The minister favoured delegation of more financial powers to service headquarters if it can lead to speedier acquisition of equipment, platforms and systems for the services.
    At the moment, acquisition up to Rs 50 crore can be cleared by the vice-chiefs whereas the defence secretary has the authority to approve deals up to Rs 75 crore. The Defence minister can clear deals up to Rs 500 crore while the Defence and Finance ministers together can sanction purchases up to Rs 1,000 crore. Anything more than Rs 1,000 crore needs Cabinet approval.

    The DAC has also accorded sanction for a major change in offset policy. Though there is no official confirmation on the nature of change, it may possibly be allowing transfer of technology under offset— a long pending demand from the industry.

    MoD’s new procurement initiative
     
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    India further eases defence offsets norms


    Updated Apr 03, 2012 at 05:10am IST

    New Delhi: India on Monday further eased its defence offsets norms, saying the value of technology transferred under a deal could be written off against the obligation to reinvest 30 per cent of all contracts over Rs 3 billion ($75 million). The offsets clause is expected to bring in investments of $30 billion over the next decade.

    Under the Defence Procurement Procedure that was last amended in 2011, a firm winning a defence contract in India worth over Rs 3 billion will have to mandatorily plough back 30 per cent of the deal amount in Indian defence, aerospace and homeland security industries.

    This provision is a common practice by several nations which make defence purchases from foreign countries.

    "The revised policy recognises TOT (transfer of technology) as eligible for discharge of offset obligations," the revised provisions of offsets clause approved at the Defence Acquisition Council meeting chaired by Defence Minister AK Antony said.

    The revised provisions also make a distinction between equity and non-equity route, that is investment in "kind" made by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for discharge of offset obligations.

    "Investment in kind in terms of TOT must cover all documentation, training and consultancy required for full TOT (civil infrastructure and equipment excluded)," the salient features of the new defence offset guidelines said.

    The TOT, it said, should be provided without licence fee and there should be no restriction on domestic production, sale or export. The offset credit for TOT shall be 10 per cent of the value of buy back by the OEM during the period of the offset contract, to the extent of value addition in India.

    The guidelines also noted that the technology acquisition by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for a list of specified technologies will be treated as an eligible offset with a multiplier up to three.

    It has already been decided to allow the tier-I sub-vendors under the main procurement contract to discharge part of the offset obligations on behalf of the main vendor. However, the overall responsibility for discharge of the offset obligations shall rest solely on the main vendor.

    Now, the agreement between the OEM, vendor and tier-I sub-vendor and the Indian offset partner will mandatorily be subject to Indian laws.

    In the earlier policy, offset guidelines have to be discharged during the period co-terminus with the main procurement contract. The revised guidelines allow offset obligations to be discharged within a time frame that can extend beyond the period of main procurement contract by a maximum period of two years.

    The overall cap on penalty will be 20 per cent of the total offset obligations during the period of the main procurement contract. There will be no cap on penalty for failure to implement offset obligations during the period beyond the main procurement contract, which may extend to a maximum period of two years.

    Under the existing guidelines, banked offset credits were valid for a period of two years. The period of validity has been increased to seven years under the revised guidelines.

    In the discharge of offset obligations relating to direct export, foreign direct investment and technology transfer or investment in 'kind' in Indian enterprises through non-equity route, a multiplier of 1.50 will be permitted where micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) are the Indian offset partners. The monetary limits specified by the Indian government's department of MSME shall be applicable for identification of the MSME.

    "In exceptional cases, the competent authority may permit change in offset partners or offset components provided the value of offset obligations remains unchanged. This will provide greater flexibility in implementation," the guidelines said.

    India further eases defence offsets norms - India News - IBNLive
     
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    India's military modernisation plans till 2027 approved

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 07:15
    NEW DELHI: India Monday approved the crucial five-year and 15-year modernisation plans of the armed forces beginning 2012, after almost a year-long delay.

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), at a meeting chaired by Defence Minister A.K. Antony, gave its nod for the 15-year Long-Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP) that will end in 2027 and the five-year plan that will end in 2017, a defence ministry official said here.

    "The DAC considered the perspective plans of the defence forces in a meeting and gave in principle approval to two important planning documents of the armed forces -- The LTIPP 2012-27 and Five-Year Defence Plan 2012-17," the official said.

    However, the ministry did not provide specific details of the plans. Usually, the LTIPP and five-year plans are approved a year ahead of their beginning. However, this time around, the approval came a day after the plan period had begun on Sunday.

    The meeting was attended among others by Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh and Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, and defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma.

    "These plans have been formulated in a deliberate planning process spread over more than two years involving the defence ministry, Integrated Defence Staff headquarters and the Services headquarters," he said.

    Consequent to this clearance, which covers the vision for 12th, 13th and 14th Defence Plans, the unclassified version of the LTIPP will be promulgated in the form of Technology Perspective Capability Roadmap (TPCR) to enable the Defence Research and Development Organisation, Defence Public Sector Undertakings and the Indian industry to plan their research and development roadmap.

    While the LTIPP is a broad vision document, the 12th Defence Plan deals more in detail with the specific requirements and modernisation plans for the armed forces, as also projections for the allocation of resources for the modernisation and day-to-day functioning.

    Both the documents deal with the capital and revenue projections and are the correct step forward towards planning the functioning and growth of the armed forces.

    The LTIPP and the 12th Defence Plan chart out the roadmap for development of capabilities for our armed forces in line with the future operational requirements and the envisaged role that the country will play within the region and outside.

    (IANS)
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    India's military modernisation plans till 2027 approved | www.punjabnewsline.com
     
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    Clearing is one thing.

    And acting on the same is another!

    Hopefully, the spat between the Chief and the Minister (read bureaucrats) will ensure that the bureaucrats learn how to ink the files faster.
     
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    Government revises defence offset policy

    Policy allows foreign vendors use technology transfer to meet offset credits, more time to meet obligations

    Aman Malik & Sahil Makkar

    New Delhi: India on Monday allowed foreign vendors to use transfer of technology to fulfil their offset credits, easing the policy aimed at developing the indigenous industry. The government also increased the time for bank offset credits to seven years, from the present two-year limit within which foreign vendors have to execute their offset obligations after the execution of contract obligations.

    These were two of the several changes that were made to the guidelines that determine India’s policy on defence offsets.

    Under its defence procurement procedure, India imposes counter-trade obligations on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) awarded defence contracts worth more than Rs 300 crore by way of transfer of critical technologies and production of components in India.

    These changes are significant as they come just days after reports that army chief General V.K. Singh had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regarding obsolescence in the equipment used by the armed forces.

    “The revised (offsets) policy recognizes transfer of technology (ToT) as eligible for discharge of offset obligations,” said a defence ministry statement. “Investment in kind in terms of ToT must cover all documentation, training and consultancy required for the same. The ToT should be provided without licence fee and there should be no restriction on domestic production, sale or export. The offset credit for ToT shall be of 10% of the value of buy-back by the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) during the period of contract, to the extent of value addition in India.”

    Deba Ranjan Mohanty, senior fellow at the Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation, said: “The inclusion of transfer of technology within the ambit of offsets is a good thing. It would bring in a great degree of clarity to the companies on the kind of technologies they can bring into India.”

    “The fact that the banking period has been increased from two to five years is a logical step forward. It basically means that foreign vendors will now get longer to execute their offset obligations. This is good because defence contracts typically take quite long to be executed,” Mohanty said.

    The offset policy aims to develop the local defence industry.

    The revised policy has also made a distinction between the equity and the non-equity route that is investment in “kind” by OEMs for discharge of offset obligations.

    Amid reports of irregularities in defence deals, defence minister A.K. Antony on Monday met army chief Singh and directed the army to streamline its acquisition process to fix accountability in case of delays in procurement, PTI reported, citing ministry officials.

    He asked ministry and army officials to examine the possibility of shortening “the time taken for technical evaluations and trials”, PTI said.

    In a related development, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questioned Ravinder Rishi, chairman of the Vectra Group. This is the second time the agency has questioned Rishi, who holds a British passport, over alleged financial irregularities in the supply of trucks to the 1.3 million strong Indian Army.

    “We have some evidence and his presence in the country is needed till the investigation is over,” said a senior CBI official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “He has also denied all the allegations levelled against him during the questioning.”

    Vectra Group declined to comment on the development.

    CBI had on Friday registered a case against him and the firm.

    The agency said that unknown officials of state-owned Bharat Earth Movers Ltd entered into a criminal conspiracy with one of the owners of a UK-based company having a name similar to a Czech company, which was a manufacturer of military trucks.

    “The agreement...was fraudulently assigned to the said UK-based company,” the statement said. “In this manner, vehicles worth thousands of crores have been supplied to (the) Indian army... Unknown officials of the defence PSU allowed change of currency from dollar to euro and, further, by not levying the liquidated damages, thereby causing a further loss of approximately Rs 13.27 crore,” the agency had said in a statement.

    The CBI official cited above said it would soon send a letter rogatory, a legal document seeking information, to Czech Republic.

    PTI contributed to the story.

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    12th Defence Plan: Focus on Navy’s ‘expeditionary’ ops

    Always reluctant to say it out aloud, India has finally “admitted” that the Navy will be inducting platforms and building capabilities over the next few years to undertake expeditionary operations and achieve force levels needed for “power projection”.

    The recently approved 12th defence plan, which spells out the acquisitions that the armed forces are planning in the next five years and their financial implication, lays emphasis on the need to develop “adequate stand off capability” for “sea lift and expeditionary operations” — the ability to undertake military operations far away from homeland.

    The most potent platform with the Navy currently for such operations is the INS Jalashwa — a retired US Navy landing platform dock. However, by the end of this year, a fresh tender for four new Land Platform Docks (LPD) will be floated by the Navy to upgrade its amphibious capabilities.

    The 12th defence plan is based on the objective to “build adequate stand off capability for sea lift and expeditionary operations to achieve desired power projection force levels, influence events ashore and undertake military operations other than war”.

    This implies the Navy is expanding reach and troop-carrying capability that will enable force projection far away from the mainland.

    While the plan has not been made public, it seeks to augment the Navy’s airborne maritime surveillance and strike capability with the induction of shore-based aircraft as well as carrier-based planes.

    The Navy is also looking at acquiring force multipliers in the form of additional Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

    12th Defence Plan: Focus on Navy’s ‘expeditionary’ ops - Indian Express
     

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