Parrikar engages pvt firms to boost indigenous arms

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    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    For the first time since the private sector was allowed into defence production in 2001, a defence minister has met private sector defence CEOs face-to-face to discuss the role they could play in boosting defence production in India. On Saturday, at the Taj Vivanta Hotel in Goa, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar - alone, except for a personal secretary - met for three hours captains of private defence industry. Not one of his ministry's five secretary-level officers was in attendance. Nor was anyone from the public sector invited. Major issues discussed included the 'Make' category of procurement; ways of harnessing micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs); and boosting defence exports. Industrialists who flew down to Goa for the meeting included Baba Kalyani from the Kalyani Group, and the defence vertical chiefs of Bharat Forge, Larsen & Toubro, Tata Advanced Systems, Godrej & Boyce, Ashok Leyland, Punj Lloyd, Alpha Design Technologies, Zen Technologies, Data Patterns and Pipavav Shipyard. Local Goa group, Dempo, also sent a representative. The meeting was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry. Business Standard was briefed on the meeting by three CEOs who attended it. All of them agree that after 13 years of operating from the sidelines under three successive defence ministers - George Fernandes of the National Democratic Alliance; and Pranab Mukherjee and A K Antony of the United Progressive Alliance - Parrikar's readiness to interact face-to-face is an encouraging indicator of change. "We spoke frankly and Parrikar listened carefully, interjected frequently and took notes during the meeting.


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    Only history will judge many decades from now, if this meeting was the turning point in indian defence industry.

    Then again this is still baby steps. Private Defence industry is small because it does not have orders consistently, consistent orders cannot come because there is long term plan by defence, defence does not have long term plan since they have not been provided one by any govt. Government cannot give a long term plan because each political party in power has their own version of vision for defence matters.

    Defensive doctrine for pakistan and China is a strategy not a vision. Maintaining peace and harmony in the region is a minimum necessity not a vision. Establishing good relationship with neighbours or saarc countries is still a strategy not a vision.

    The question is what is our Vision, where do we want to be 30 years from now? If we want our private defence to grow based on current defensive doctrine, they will be out of jobs 20 years from now. Again the story repeats itself 40 years from now.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Ours should be design, build and made in India for Indian condition.

    We should have restriction where Indian companies can supply tender should bar foreign companies from it.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Money should be kept in India, it will build our economy and industry not to forget jobs here.
     
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    Saya, restrictions are there, only thing is govt apply them in few tenders only (read it- whenever they like).

    Check this one..........http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/indian-army/35797-tatra-trucks-take-part-summer-trials-army.html

    It says......
     

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