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Restructuring Defence Procurement Procedure

A major show stopper in India’s efforts to become self-reliant in weapons production is the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP). The current DPP (2013) is a 361-page document which serves to confuse entrepreneurs and appears to complicate the manufacture of weapons in India. Presented here is a “Designer’s View” in the form of six concepts that will …

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Indian Army Went Without Parachutes for over a decade: CAG

The CAG on Friday announced in Parliament that the Indian Army had operated without specialised parachutes for over a decade. (AP Photo) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Friday said the Indian army was without specialised parachutes for over a decade in a report tabled in Parliament on Friday. It …

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Is India Ready to be a Power in the Pacific?

Despite New Delhi’s reassurances, it has yet to build a “blue water navy,” a force capable of operating in open seas and projecting power to areas of strategic interest. by Darshana Barua For some time now, many have argued that India should assume the role of the so-called “net security …

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China's New 'Carrier-Killer' Missile Goes Nuclear

China’s new ‘carrier-killer’ DF-26 missile is capable of going nuclear and more mobile, with the intent of becoming a deterrent against conflict in the South China Sea. China’s new DF-26 anti-ship ballistic missile, unveiled in September, has the capability to arm a nuclear warhead against an aircraft carrier, according to …

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India Needs World's Best Like ISRO in Other Areas as Well

Today, the Indian Space Research Organsation (ISRO) is amongst the world’s best in space technology. ISRO’s mission statement: “Our vision is to harness space technology for national development, while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration” sums up its purpose of work. ISRO launched six Singaporean satellites weighing 625Kg on …

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