Why Babus run and manage the indian defence purchases?

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  1. Sikh_warrior

    Sikh_warrior Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    i never understood why a person who is not going to be the end user gets to decide what to buy and what not to buy?

    indian military and internal security forces always suffered because of this arrangement by the civilian govt.

    can we discuss the damn subject?
     
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    SPIEZ Senior Member Senior Member

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    Finally we have a very good thread. I never knew who chooses stuff for my army, probably will get to know through this!
     
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    It is done because India is democratic country and all decision are taken by Bureaucrats, Ministers, Various departments and Experts in Defence field. It's still good but one thing is extremely bad which is UNLIMITED DELAY
     
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    It's not that easy.

    1st - IA or IAF or IN send proposal to MoD as per their requirement. Then few experienced people in MoD do R&D on that, Then if needed then they send the proposal to MoF and few other department, etc., If all passed Then tender comes, Then they short-list, then many trials and then by seeing 3 factors 1> Price 2>Need 3> Diplomacy - They Purchase. In all these process it takes long time and sometime even half decade also. :tsk:
     
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    Sikh_warrior Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    just because we are a democracy, its done this way?
     
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    1. Money
    2. Raj giri
    3. Publicity
    4. Party




    Once some one said " Our babus cant make out between motor and mortar "
     
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    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    It is general Sam Manekshaw....

    On the military knowledge of politicians: "I wonder whether those of our political masters who have been put in charge of the defence of the country can distinguish a mortar from a motor; a gun from a howitzer; a guerrilla from a gorilla, although a great many resemble the latter." [15]


    But, I think during defence purchase specialists from Army are included in the team...
     
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    ha ha funny :pound:
     
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    lol even in that thing country is facing lot of corruption ...
     
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    Sikh_warrior Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    when it comes to corruption in our defence purchases.....why the military gets blamed?

    its the babu and the master(politician) who should be hanged!
     
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    in simple words due to Public arrogence and Media sensationalsim
     

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