India's Defence Production Policy (DPP)

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    Def Production & Procurement Policy Out In Jan'11;Drastic Steps for Indigenization

    2010-11-10 Indian Defence Industry is poised to witness major policy changes. Disclosing this at a function after presenting the Raksha Mantri's Awards for Excellence for the Year 2008-09 to Ordinance Factories (OFs) and Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), here today the Defence Minister Shri A.K. Antony said the first ever Defence Production Policy would be unveiled soon and major changes incorporated in the Defence Procurement Policy.

    "2011 January onwards we hope to introduce the new Defence Production Policy as well as the Defence Procurement Policy. So now we are going to take some more drastic steps to achieve our goal of speedy indigenization," Shri Antony said.

    "Our aim is to have a strong defence industrial base in India, because a country like India cannot indefinitely depend on foreign suppliers for majority of our equipments. At the moment 65-70 percent of the equipments are imported, we have to reverse this trend. So we will continue to support the PSUs, but at the same time PSUs alone will not be able to meet the requirements of the Armed Forces. So now we are formulating a new policy. Earlier we took a decision (that) hereafter no more nominations to the shipyards, nomination basis. Both public sector shipyards will have to compete with the Indian private shipyards to get projects for the Indian Navy. So all the Indian Navy's procurements in future will be from 'Buy Indian, Make Indian.' … so they will have to compete… So 'Buy Indian and Make Indian' is going to be the major component of our procurement policy. That will help us to have a strong defence industrial base in India," he added.

    The Defence Minister said that there is plenty of space and opportunity for the public and the private sector to coexist and thrive. Assuring the DPSUs and OFs all out financial support for their modernisation plans, Shri Antony said that they should be vigorously prepared to face competition from the Indian private sector from next year.

    "There is no option, but to remain globally competitive and efficient and not rest on past laurels, or achievements," Shri Antony said. "Both the Defence PSUs and the private sector must carve out respective niches for themselves, by developing their own fields of specialisation. These specialisations must complement each other's efforts and thus generate an even more healthier and competitive environment," he added.

    The Defence Minister also stressed on the need for R&D and constant coordination between the DRDO and the Industry Partners. "A growing nation like India, a nation aspiring for the membership of the Security Council, a place on the high table of the nations still depending heavily on foreign countries for supply of defence equipments is not good for us," he added.

    Commending the Ordnance Factories and DPSUs for the significant improvement in recent months, the Defence Minister said that it must lead to a further refining and development of technical skills and reliability," he said.

    Speaking on the occasion the Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju stressed on the need for the DPSUs and OFs to remain cost competitive while delivering quality standards and maintaining consistency. "Timely delivery of the products is an area of concern which we are not able to meet for various reasons", Shri Pallam Raju said. "We should strive hard in ensuring adherence to delivery schedules so that our Defence PSUs and OFs will also emerge as reliable global players in the field of Defence Production", he added.

    During the Financial Year 2009-10, the forty Ordnance Factories produced wide range of weapons and defence hardware amounting to Rs. 8,751 Crores while the total value of production by the nine DPSUs was Rs. 28,703 Crores.

    http://www.india-defence.com/reports-4775
     
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    Finally great news on for Indian Defence!!.... :emot112:
     
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    If this happens, We will be the masters...
     
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    ‘No more imported warships’
    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/-No-more-imported-warships-/709466
     
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    lets wait and watch because in ship building we are pretty good we can make at our own and navy id better then other in opting for indian product but same cannot be said about army and aif also we lack at making good products for them
     
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    A very very worrying news for Indian army especially.Its very sad to see that they are being forced buy & use very poor quality Indian products. Remember its far better to use a cruise missile , shell , mortar, grenade , rifle etc etc of very high quality foreign products even if at times they dont fire [but remember even when they dont fire they certainly add to the psychology of the great Indian army and keep them morally high ]. I completely endorse AI stand point & salute them for their relentless en devour to keep substandard indian product out of the fray.For example they fought for the last 10 year to prevent the shit piece of work by DRDO which made a light weight grenade finally succumbing to the CAG report which said our grenades are dated and of WW II origin hence dont work !!! come on we must understand that even if they dont work they have the great legacy of WW II made by white people. I just fail to understand why such preposterous steps are being taken to weaken our army.

    Mod Edit : This is a place for mature discussion , back up your claim with data and product comparison , rather having useless comments
     
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    Rather than ranting about poor quality of DRDO products and Army hands being tied down due to so called sub standard products I would suggest you to come with specific examples . I will be more than willing to answer your Charges. Stop comparing ourself with American defence products . We donot have Americans in our backyard. We need to tackle Pakistanis and Chinese and our equipments are sufficient to counter them. These imported equipments are short term solution we need to look at long term goals as well.
     
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    You need to provide some time for things to evolve.. If we keep on rejecting home-grown defence equipments, we will really feel after some decade.. :emot16: We can say, we are already way behind in state-of-art technology when the other countries are in process of investing for R&D on fifth generation equipments...

    No harm in investing in our home money in the home-land...
     
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    Tata Group Sets Up Aerospace Centre

    Tata Group, one of the leading Indian corporate entities, has achieved a significant milestone by making the first helicopter cabin in India. Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), a subsidiary of the Tata Group, has launched the debut Sikorsky S-92 helicopter cabin and it will be delivered to US-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation by the end of November this year. The launch of the cabin occurred in Adibhatala in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.

    Setting an important precedent for the aerospace industry, the launch of the Sikorsky copter cabin was coupled with another major announcement. Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata said that that all its aerospace and defence related investments will be based in the state of Andhra Pradesh and near its capital city of Hyderabad.

    Tata Group subsidiary TASL has already set up a new manufacturing facility on 50 acres at the Aerospace and Precision Engineering Special Economic Zone (SEZ) promoted by the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation. TASL will ensure that state-of-art manufacturing technology enters India and that it would become the seed project on which other Tata Group aerospace companies would work on. The TAS facility will be export-oriented and the cabins manufactured here will form the overall helicopter structure that Sikorsky will integrate for its global customers of the S-92 aircraft, a four-blade twin-engine medium-lift helicopter for civil operations and the use of advanced helicopter technology. TAS plans to invest roughly $20 million in the project.

    In November 2009, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and TASL signed the agreement for creating a joint venture to manufacture aerospace components for Sikorsky in India, including components for S-92 helicopter cabins. The joint venture agreement builds upon a long-term contract signed in June 2009 for TASL to assemble Sikorsky S-92 helicopter cabins. The joint venture was positioned to manufacture components for other aerospace Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) as well as detailed parts for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter cabin.

    For Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, the tie-up with Tata will strengthen their supply chain and augment its globalisation effort to establish significant operations in regions where the need for rotorcraft and support is substantial. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is the world’s largest helicopter manufacturer and a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation.

    http://indiadefenceonline.com/2297/tata-group-sets-up-aerospace-centre/
     
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    Landmark Indian Defence Production Policy In January

    India's first ever (and long delayed) Defence Production Policy is to be unveiled and come into use in January 2011, alongside "major changes" to a revamped Defence Procurement Policy (DPP), Indian defence minister AK Antony let out today. India currently has a vast state-owned defence production base, but continues to depend incongruously on imports for much of its weapons and military hardware needs. A skeptical view would be that a new policy for defence production won't change what is a highly controlled sector. Another view would be what the hell have we been doing without a defence production policy so far?

    "Our aim is to have a strong defence industrial base in India, because a country like India cannot indefinitely depend on foreign suppliers for majority of our equipments. At the moment 65-70 percent of equipment is imported; we have to reverse this trend," the minister said.

    The minister indicated that state-owned companies (like HAL, BEL, BEML etc) alone could not meet the requirements of the armed forces -- the new policy would facilitate the participation of the private sector in more substantive and less regimented way. "Both public sector shipyards will have to compete with the Indian private shipyards to get projects for the Indian Navy. So all the Indian Navy's procurements in future will be from Buy Indian, Make Indian," he said.

    Antony paused in his speech at an awards function for excellence this morning to wag his finger at PSU bosses present, informing them that they needed to pull up their socks and brace for heavy competition from the private sector from next year.

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    India Hints at Major Policy Changes for Defence Industry

    Indian Defence Industry is poised to witness major policy changes. Disclosing this at a function after presenting the Raksha Mantri's Awards for Excellence for the Year 2008-09 to Ordinance Factories (OFs) and Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), here today the Defence Minister Shri A.K. Antony said the first ever Defence Production Policy would be unveiled soon and major changes incorporated in the Defence Procurement Policy.

    "2011 January onwards we hope to introduce the new Defence Production Policy as well as the Defence Procurement Policy. So now we are going to take some more drastic steps to achieve our goal of speedy indigenization," Shri Antony said.

    "Our aim is to have a strong defence industrial base in India, because a country like India cannot indefinitely depend on foreign suppliers for majority of our equipments. At the moment 65-70 percent of the equipments are imported, we have to reverse this trend. So we will continue to support the PSUs, but at the same time PSUs alone will not be able to meet the requirements of the Armed Forces. So now we are formulating a new policy.

    "Earlier we took a decision (that) hereafter no more nominations to the shipyards, nomination basis. Both public sector shipyards will have to compete with the Indian private shipyards to get projects for the Indian Navy. So all the Indian Navy's procurements in future will be from 'Buy Indian, Make Indian.' … so they will have to compete… So 'Buy Indian and Make Indian' is going to be the major component of our procurement policy. That will help us to have a strong defence industrial base in India," he added.

    The Defence Minister said that there is plenty of space and opportunity for the public and the private sector to coexist and thrive. Assuring the DPSUs and OFs all out financial support for their modernization plans, Shri Antony said that they should be vigorously prepared to face competition from the Indian private sector from next year.

    “There is no option, but to remain globally competitive and efficient and not rest on past laurels, or achievements,” Shri Antony said. “Both the Defence PSUs and the private sector must carve out respective niches for themselves, by developing their own fields of specialization. These specializations must complement each other’s efforts and thus generate an even more healthier and competitive environment,” he added.

    The Defence Minister also stressed on the need for R&D and constant coordination between the DRDO and the Industry Partners. "A growing nation like India, a nation aspiring for the membership of the Security Council, a place on the high table of the nations still depending heavily on foreign countries for supply of defence equipments is not good for us," he added.

    Commending the Ordnance Factories and DPSUs for the significant improvement in recent months, the Defence Minister said that it must lead to a further refining and development of technical skills and reliability," he said.

    Speaking on the occasion the Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju stressed on the need for the DPSUs and OFs to remain cost competitive while delivering quality standards and maintaining consistency. "Timely delivery of the products is an area of concern which we are not able to meet for various reasons", Shri Pallam Raju said. "We should strive hard in ensuring adherence to delivery schedules so that our Defence PSUs and OFs will also emerge as reliable global players in the field of Defence Production", he added.

    During the Financial Year 2009-10, the forty Ordnance Factories produced wide range of weapons and defence hardware amounting to ` 8,751 Crores while the total value of production by the nine DPSUs was ` 28,703 Crores.

    http://www.defencetalk.com/india-hints-at-major-policy-changes-for-defence-industry-30114/
     
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    India MOD Announces New Policy Initiatives

    The Indian Defence Minister has recently revealed to the Parliament the measures taken by the Defence Ministry to enhance the capability of the Indian Armed Forces for homeland security.

    The Defence Minister has emphasised the need to follow recommendations of the Defence Committee Review which includes optimal efficiency in the system with greater focus on Information & Communication Technology (ICT), greater outsourcing and reorganisation to improve supply services, greater efficiency in logistic supply chain management, enhancing indigenisation with the help of the private sector and greater transparency and accountability in regard to management of defence expenditure.

    As for the Indian Armed Forces, the Defence Ministry has been giving greater impetus for all the three forces to initiate modernisation as well as maintaining and augmenting its capabilities to beef up homeland security.

    The Defence Ministry indicated that coastal security to ward off sea-borne threats has been a top priority. Joint and operational exercises are conducted on a regular basis among the Navy, the Coast Guard, Coastal Police, Customs and others to check the effectiveness of the integrated approach adopted for security of coastal areas. The Indian Navy and Coast Guard are being constantly facilitated with the required assets as per their needs.

    As for the Indian Air Force (IAF), a Request for Information (RFI) was issued in September 2010 for Combat Search & Rescue Systems (SRS). This was needed for post-crash recovery as several crashes in the IAF necessitate the security of the pilots. The IAF plans to procure personal Rescue Beacons for its Fighter, Transport and Helicopter fleet and Emergency Location Transmitters (ELT) as well as Air borne Locator Interrogators for its Transport and Helicopters fleet. The estimated cost is $26.6 million.

    The Defence Minister has also assured the operational readiness of the Indian Army. Several steps to speed up the procurement/modernisation procedure and the revised Defence Procurement Procedure and Fast Track Procedure are being regularly reviewed to improve efficiency of procurement procedure.

    http://indiadefenceonline.com/2306/india-mod-announces-new-policy-initiatives/
     
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    DRDO Steps Up New Measures to Stop Exodus

    India Defence Online, New Delhi — With the private sector gaining more ground in attracting prospective as well as experienced scientists in the country, the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is applying a fresh approach to attract and retain its scientists.

    As per the current trend, the private corporate sector is constantly head hunting potential scientists and even luring experienced scientists in government organisations into the corporate world with better remuneration and incentives. Sources revealed that the DRDO has lost over 1,500 scientists to, undoubtedly, the private sector in the last four years. Apparently, these scientists first gain experience in state-run research organisations like the DRDO and move on to more lucrative jobs in the private sector.

    Having realised this trend, the DRDO is now trying to adopt fresh methods to incite and recruit scientists. The DRDO intends to pursue aggressive campaigning to make potential candidates aware of the benefits of the government organisation. The DRDO is implementing direct campus recruitments at premier educational institutes like Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). The modus operandi will be that senior scientists give lectures prior to the placements. The idea will be to reveal the facts and comparisons about the facilities and incentives in the DRDO and the private sector.

    Amongst other options to encourage scientists, the DRDO is seeking financial incentives for scientists who obtain patents and whose research work gets published in journals. The DRDO is trying to finalise the modalities of a new system to secure patents. In addition, the DRDO also demanded that the government must share the royalty earned from commercialising a technology with its inventor. This move has been suggested as a crucial incentive to attract and entice scientists into the DRDO.

    In addition, the Indian Defence Ministry has given a go-ahead signal for contractual appointments to attract bright minds from across the country. In other words, expert scientists will be hired in various fields of service on contract basis to avoid delays and cost-overruns in various DRDO projects.

    http://indiadefenceonline.com/2309/drdo-steps-up-new-measures-to-stop-exodus/#more-2309
     
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    Commander’s Conference Begins at Western Air Command Wac Commanders Focus on Enhancing the Operational Capability of Western Air Command

    With the underlying theme – ‘Enhancing Operational Capability of Western Air Command’ the annual Commanders Conference of Western Air Command (WAC) commenced at Head Quarters Western Air Command, Subroto Park today. The two day conference began with the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik addressing the commanders of all formations of the Western Air Command as well as the Principal Staff Officers of the Command.

    With the Command that has translated its vision into its Mission Statement –‘People First, Mission Always’, the conference saw Air Marshal NAK Browne, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command exhorting all the commanders to give their highest attention to the people, who are always the greatest asset of any force.

    Addressing the commanders he said, “IAF is undergoing major modernization process and WAC occupies a unique position in this transformation drive. The need of the hour is speedy operationalisation of newly inducted equipment with a commitment to preserve and maintain what we already have to the highest possible standards”. He further complimented the commanders for the excellent operational standards achieved during the recent Exercise Gauntlet III and exhorted them to keep operations as the main focus area.

    The two day conference would have the commanders carry out a data based review as well as focus on key issues such as – Infrastructure development especially in the Northern Region including Leh, Induction of new equipment, Aviation and Maintenance Safety and Welfare of Air Warriors. Concept of Operations of Western Air Command including Operations in support of three affiliated Army Commands would also be reviewed.

    Western Air Command of Indian Air Force is a unique Air Force Command as its area of operations extends from the world’s highest airfields in the Himalayas to the deserts of Rajasthan. Raised as No.1 Operational Group after independence in 1947, it was re-designated as an Operational Command in 1949. In 1963 it was fully developed as ‘Western Air Command, IAF’.

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    Tatas make first defence purchase

    The $72-billion Tata Group has made its first acquisition in the defence business. Tata Advanced Systems (TAS), a company set up in 2006 to tap the enormous opportunities in India's defence sector, has bought a 74% stake in Hyderabad-based HBL Elta Avionics for an undisclosed amount.

    The remaining 26% continues to be held by its foreign partner ELTA Systems, a unit of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). TAS has bought controlling interest in HBL Elta from HBL Power Systems, a company listed on the BSE, and the transaction was sealed a few weeks ago, said a Tata group source. The South-based outfit manufactures parts and accessories for defence-related aerospace applications. Mape Advisory, a boutique investment banking firm, advised Tatas on the transaction.

    This will be the group's second JV with IAI. It already has a 74:26 partnership to manufacture unmanned aerial vehicles, electronic warfare systems, missiles, radars and homeland security systems. IAI chief executive Itzhak Nissan and Tata Sons chairman Rata Tata have ambitious plans to build a multi-billion dollar enterprise in the defence sector.

    The Indian government has been modernizing the manufacturing of defence equipment, opening up the area for private players. It, however, has capped foreign direct investment to 26% and debates have been on to raise it to 49%. For the Tata Group, the acquisition underscores its huge interest in defence—identified as a key business area to its existing portfolio of salt-to-software and tea-to-telecom. The group expects defence to be more than $5 billion business in the near future. And for that, TAS has struck a few partnerships with foreign companies for technology, among other things.

    It has a joint venture with US-based helicopter manufacturer Sikorsy to manufacture cabins for Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. And recently, the company unveiled its first cabin, rolled out from the Hyderabad facility. TAS also has a joint venture with AGT International to provide integrated solutions for homeland security market. Another partnership is with Lockheed Martin, makers of the legendary F-16 fighter jet, to make aircraft parts for the overseas market. "We are in discussions to sign a couple of more partnerships with foreign companies," said the Tata group source.

    The group has been present in defence, homeland security and disaster management space for several years but in a small way. One of the group companies that laid the foundation for this business was Nelco—a company where group chairman Ratan Tata cut his teeth in business in the '70s. Today, there are several group companies such as Tata Communications, CMC and Titan Industries which cater to defence and aerospace. Tata Power Strategic Electronic Division was a successful bidder for the Indian Air Force project involving the upgradate of 30 IAF airfields. Early this year, Tata Motors launched combat vehicles to enhance its participation in the defence sector.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...urchase/articleshow/6978634.cms#ixzz16CZeLIX7
     
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    Tata Group Acquires Stake in HBL Elta Avionics

    The Indian private sector giant Tata Group’s latest achievement in the Indian defence business has been the acquisition of a 74 per cent stake in Hyderabad-based HBL Elta Avionics Systems Limited (HELA). This is the first acquisition that Tata Group has made in defence business and the venture has been finalised between its subsidiary Tata Advanced Systems (TAS) and HBL Elta Avionics, a provider of radar, communications, electronic warfare, homeland and surveillance systems solutions to Indian defence forces.

    In the venture whose amount is yet undisclosed, TAS will hold 74 per cent in HBL Elta Avionics and the remaining 26 per cent continues to be held by its foreign partner ELTA Systems, a unit of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). This will be the group’s second JV with IAI and it already has a 74:26 partnership to manufacture unmanned aerial vehicles, electronic warfare systems, missiles, radars and homeland security systems.

    Tata Group has been focusing on the lucrative defence sector as it was opened for the private sector and has been making its presence felt in the defence business via its subsidiary firms and foreign collaborations. With several group companies and subsidiaries such as Tata Communications, CMC and Titan Industries, Tata Power Strategic Electronic Division, TAS and Tata Motors, the Tata Group has decided to lay a definitive imprint on the defence and aerospace business of India.

    As for its foreign collaborations, TAS has a joint venture with US-based helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky to manufacture cabins for Sikorsky S-92 helicopters and the first cabin has rolled out from its facility. TAS also has a joint venture with AGT International to provide integrated solutions for homeland security market. With Lockheed Martin, Tata Group has forged a partnership related to aircraft parts for the overseas market.

    The $72 billion Tata Group has a remarkable track-record as a corporate house and a company that succeeds in every vertical they are in. Hence, it will not be surprising to see Tata Group as a major defence giant in the country and the world in the next 5 years. With over 220,000 employees across 93 operating companies, the Tata Group has operations in more than 40 countries across six continents, and its companies export products and services to 140 nations.

    http://indiadefenceonline.com/2319/tata-group-acquires-stake-in-hbl-elta-avionics/#more-2319
     
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    BEML exploring foray into helicopter, small aircraft assembly

    Public Sector Undertaking BEML is exploring the possibility of venturing into the business of assembly of helicopters and small aircraft.

    "When you are in aerospace (business), it (assembly of helicopters and small aircraft) can't be out of your radar," Chairman and Managing Director of the Bangalore-headquartered Mini-Ratna company under the Ministry of Defence V R S Natarajan said.

    "We are looking at the possibility," he said. BEML Ltd has made a set of landing gears for helicopters of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and expecting orders, he said, adding, the company is already supplying some body parts of fighter aircraft.

    BEML is now setting up a facility for fabricating titanium metal, aluminium and composites - things used in manufacture of helicopters.

    To start with, the company is seeking to position itself as a "single-point" for products for ground-support, and those related to hydraulics, lift and ladder and also strengthen its business of manufacturing of aero-plane parts.

    If indeed BEML finally decides to assemble helicopters and small aircraft, it could be sometime during 2011-12 to 2016-17 timeframe.

    Natarajan said it's too premature to discuss this initiative as the proposal is only being explored now but he was clear that he saw assembly of helicopters and small aircraft a logical step forward for BEML.

    "Ultimate objective is to move towards that only," he said.

    He said the BEML has acquired 25-acres in a special economic zone at Devenahally on Bangalore outskirts, where it would design, manufacture and roll out aero and space products.

    Aerospace products business is expected to contribute close to Rs ten crore to the overall turnover of BEML in the current financial year but in the next three years, this segment is projected to grow to Rs 100 crore.

    The company is also in discussion with Indian Space Research Organisation for supplying components for its space programmes.




    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...all-aircraft-assembly/articleshow/7059247.cms
     
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    Designing new defence products in our country may not be so difficult , with proper scientific,technical ,good leadership abilities and finally accountability!!! The most arduous and rather , i am sorry to say the most terrifying task of getting the designed product is certification by MoD operated inspection agencies for user trials as per JSS/MIL specs. The tantrums thrown by these babudom inspection agencies scares the $hit out of straight thinking design engineers both from pvt and public sectors.These inspection agencies were formed during WWII , based on British procedures ,which are being practiced even today!!! MoD should revamp or disband these so called high handed inspection agencies, if they are really interested in indigenous products and self sufficiency and follow product development and certification procedures adopted by IAI,Boeing,LM and other defence giants.!!! why ISRO is the most successful R&D organization in India? Because these babudom MoD inspection agencies have no access to ISRO and ISRO has one of the best in-house quality control and quality management systems !!! These inspection agencies are like a cancer eating our own organs !!!! We don't need any ISI or CIA to destabilize us!!!!
     
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    I am planning to start a company to supply products to our arm forces but the DPP is so complicated and it is design to keep out new comers.

    Not to forget one has to first get registered with the MOD for doing any supply to arms forces (which means having deep pockets as told in Telkha taps)
     
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    Defence Policy: Private sector to get role in RD

    India will unveil on Thursdayits maiden Defence Production Policy that will lay stress onreducing dependence on imports and enhancing domestic armsmanufacturing base by allowing private sector for the firsttime to engage in research and development in the field.

    Buzz up!
    The DPP, which will be released by Defence Minister A KAntony, states that only those systems and platforms would be imported which can''t be developed indigenously in specified time frames and are essential for meeting the critical requirements of armed forces.


    Under the policy, private sector will have an enhanced role in defence manufacturing and research and development,which so far has been the domain of public sector only.

    With the new policy, the Government aims to develop astrong domestic defence-industrial base to ensure that the country''s strategic autonomy is not circumscribed, defence ministry officials said.

    It will also help in creating employment, they added.

    The policy, which was finalized in December last year,has already been cleared by the Defence Acquisition Council(DAC).

    The policy states that futuristic weapon systems required in next eight to ten years would be specified and would be developed within the country after designated committees analyse the long-term integrated perspective plansof the armed forces.

    These committees will include representatives from the ministry, armed forces, DRDO and will also organise partnerships between academia and industry.

    The policy also states that the government would give preference to indigenous design, development and manufacture of defence equipment, which would come from both the Publicand Private sector.

    The defence sector was opened up in 2001-2002 to 100per cent private investment and 26 per cent foreign direct investment was also allowed but this has not yet produced the desired results.

    Announcing a major policy change last week, the Ministry had come up with its new Defence Procurement Policy,which expanded the scope of defence offsets to civil aerospace and internal security industry.

    The less-than-expected output by DRDO, defence PSUs and 39 ordnance factories has meant that India still imports over 70 per cent of its military requirements.

    India is one of the largest importers of military hardware and post-Kargil war, it has inked arms deals worth over USD 50 billion since the 1999 Kargil conflict.

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