India to set up Defence Technology Commission

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  1. EagleOne

    EagleOne Regular Member

    May 10, 2010
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    India will soon have a defense think tank for defense technology. P Rama Rao Committee recommendation for setting up of Defence Technology Commission has found favors. The Commission will be headed by the defense minister with members drawn from Armed forces, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Finance, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, etc. The Commission will be mandated to provide policy guidelines to Defence R&D Organisation with the ultimate benefit of enhanced self-reliance in Defence preparedness. The Commission is likely to be functional by February 2011.

    Rama Rao committee recommendations on restructuring of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) also has been accepted. The Committee has recommended for private sector participation in Defence Research and Development. DRDO has no need to deal with some of the iefficient Defense Public Sector Units (DPSU). It can select Industry Partner, Public or Private, through a transparent process and their early involvement in the development, in order to avoid delays; maintaining secrecy and security of the DRDO. In addition, modernisation of Ordinance Factory Boards (OFB) and DPSU’s has been undertaken to improve their performance and efficiency.

    Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) has been allotted 25 acres of land in SEZ Aerospace Technical Part at Devanahali, Bengaluru by the Government of Karnataka. BEML proposes to set up an aerospace unit in Bengaluru for manufacturing aircraft’s. It will feature Ground Support Equipment (GSE) & Ground Handling Equipment (GHE); Machining of Aerospace components; Fabrication of toolings of Aerospace requirement; Sub-Assembly of aircraft structures; and Defence offset related work. BEML is also proposing to add facilities for aerospace manufacture at their established

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