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Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories – Overcoming the “Last Great Problem”

With the dedication of seven new units of the Corporatised Ordnance Factories, Ministry of Defence seems to have summited the “last great problems” which to mountaineers denotes a peak that…

By Col (Dr) DPK Pillay (Retd)

Revamping The Defence Acquisition Process-A Revolution in Procurement Affairs ?

Revamping The Defence Acquisition Process-A Revolution in Procurement Affairs ? Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd) In order to invoke a paradigm shift in leviathan processes, change has to be risk-bearing and…

Indian Military: Setting Course for the Centennial

On 15 August 2022, India, the ‘Sone Ki Chiriya’ (literally ‘Golden Bird’) of yore, will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee marking 75 years of Independence from the British (or, as Shashi…

Future Indian Forces With Indigenous Character

Future Indian Forces With Indigenous Character Lt Gen KJ Singh (Retd) PM’s Modi's statement at Kevadia, while addressing Combined Commanders conference has generated considerable interest, in strategic circles. The address…

Defence Modernisation Validated by Accountability

Defence Modernisation Validated by Accountability India has fought four and a half wars, and is currently embroiled in unresolved tussle, just short of war, with China. Leaving out Kashmir conflict…

Leveraging Defence Expos for an Atmanirbhar Defence and Aerospace Ecosystem

The 13th edition of the AeroIndia, one of the two flagship events that the Department of Defence Production under the Ministry of Defence hosts every two years alternatively with the…

Defence Offsets: Headed in the Right Direction?

Defence Offsets were introduced in India in 2006 under the Defence Procurement Procedure. Seen as an attractive opportunity to gain access to technology and foreign capital and a convenient route…

Optimisation of Ordnance Factory Board

As an entity set up in 1979 to manufacture ammunition and explosives, weapons, vehicles and equipment, materials and components, armoured vehicles and ordnance equipment, the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) today…

TANDICO – Tamilnadu Defence Industrial Corridor

Defence Industry and Atma Nirbharta Achieving strategic independence in defence is an Indian necessity. It is a hydra headed problem. Defence budget and expenditure have reduced drastically. Warfare will be…