MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

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Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Postby ramana » 05 Jun 2018 02:23

Shoddy article to give her C for achievement in 8 months.
Sad agenda driven article.

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Postby Austin » 05 Jun 2018 17:46

MOD NS Press Conference Today


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Postby Austin » 06 Jun 2018 11:56

In a blow to private defence firms, govt will not subsidise development of new weaponry

http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2018/06/ ... -govt.html

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Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Postby jaysimha » 07 Jun 2018 18:22

http://pib.nic.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1534806

Ministry of Defence
DAC approves Equipment Acquisition proposals for Defence forces worth over Rs 5500 Crore
Posted On: 07 JUN 2018 5:59PM by PIB Delhi

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, met here today and accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the Defence Forces valued at over Rs 5500 crore.

Pursuing the goal of indigenisation and self-reliance in the field of Defence Procurements, the DAC approved procurement of

12 High Power Radars for the Indian Air Force under ‘Buy (Indian) IDDM’ category. The radars will provide long range medium and high altitude radar cover with the capability to detect and track high speed targets following parabolic trajectories. Technologically superior, the radars will have the capability to scan 360° without mechanical rotation of Antenna and will operate on 24 x 7 basis with minimal maintenance requirement. Their procurement will enhance the overall efficacy of the Air Defence network in the country.

Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs) for the Indian Coast Guard and Indian Army from Indian Shipyard. These vessels would offer great advantage over conventional boats/crafts with their ability to travel at very high speeds over shallow water, sand banks, mud flats and swamps which are non-navigable by boats/small crafts due to draught restrictions/uncharted depths. These craft offer capability enhancement for the Services, and would prove useful for amphibious/ riverine operations, especially where there is a requirement to move men and material from one island to another island, across riverine terrain, creeks etc.

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Postby jaysimha » 11 Jun 2018 10:35

http://www.ofbindia.gov.in/download/Press_Release.pdf

OFB press release related to
MSME representatives raising concerns regarding cancellation of orders by OFB

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Postby jaysimha » 13 Jun 2018 13:49

Approved by DDP vide MoD ID No. 2(4)/2016/Empowering OFB/DP (Plg-III),
dtd. 12 March 2018
Ordnance Factories Board OFB
Guidelines for Selection of Technology Partner
http://www.makeinindiadefence.gov.in/DDP%20Approved%20guidelines%20for%20selection%20of%20tech%20partner.pdf

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Postby Prasad » 13 Jun 2018 14:00

I think this goes here -

Saurav Jha caught up with @drajaykumar_ias , Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, for a free wheeling chat on indigenization, innovation& progress made in enhancing the role of the private sector in defence production.

http://www.delhidefencereview.com/2018/ ... ction/amp/

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Postby jaysimha » 19 Jun 2018 12:11

Status of Banned / Tender Holiday declared vendors
As on 01 May2018
https://www.hslvizag.in/WriteReadData/userfiles/file/vendor/2018_05_01_Banned_Vendors_List.pdf

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Postby jaysimha » 20 Jun 2018 11:56

http://mes.gov.in/imggi/CELEBRATION%20OF%20INTERNATIONAL%20DAY%20OF%20YOGA%202018%20ON%2021%20JUN%202018.PDF

celebration of International Day of Yoga 2018 on 21 June 2018
Happy yoga day to one and all.

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Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Postby jaysimha » 02 Jul 2018 12:43

Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence Production
Department of Defence Production has identified a list of 60 items which would
be brought under purchase preference. The minimum percentage of value addition for
each of these items has been notified which make them eligible for purchase preference
vide Notification No.59011/8/2015-D(HAL-II) Dated: 29th June, 2018.
https://ddpmod.gov.in/sites/default/files/List%20of%20Local%20Content%20of%20Identified%20(1).pdf

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Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Postby jaysimha » 10 Jul 2018 11:01

quite dated document
http://www.makeinindiadefence.gov.in/Marching%20towards%20self%20reliant%20inner%20pages_4-7-17.pdf
2017 compilation of Department of defence production achievement

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Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Postby ramana » 10 Jul 2018 20:53

Vidur, Are you still with us? and in the same department?

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Postby Philip » 11 Jul 2018 14:12

This is a b*tch of a piece,firing at past and present incumbents,but does contain some home truths and some casual statements that don't bear out,but pl. don't shoot the messenger! In my opinion,the fundamental of any defence strategy with respect to acquisitions ,R&D,etc. is the defence budget.
The Indian defence budget is too little to meet the overall needs of the services as well as energising desi R&D to reduce foreign imports,etc. Any govt. that really means business MUST raise the defence budget substantially as there is no alternative.The numbers and capability of the services is dangerously being affected with shortages of capital eqpt.to increase numbers,replacements for obsolete eqpt.spares and ammo,etc.

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/opinion ... lanes.html
Tall talk, zero action on buying guns, warplanes

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Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Postby Karan M » 11 Jul 2018 20:10

Philip wrote:This is a b*tch of a piece
https://www.deccanchronicle.com/opinion ... lanes.html
Yes, language apart, clearly indicates the quality of the piece.

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Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Postby dinesh_kimar » 11 Jul 2018 22:43

^ The budget is only half the story.

IA wanted an ARV for their T-72, so went to Poland, and bought WZT-2 and -3. About 550 vehicles.

How did Poland develop the WZT vehicle? No budget was allocated. So the Poles sold all their 50-60 super duper T-72 to other clients.
With the money generated from selling T-72, they could develop and provide India with the Required ARVs.

The above is not a new story to us, every village in India has similar stories.

Why can't India leverage technical skills and make do with old equipment?
Certainly numerous examples exist in Israel (M4 half tracks, and uses captured equipment extensively - AK rifle, GRAD 122mm, T-55 APC, I have a pic of their army chief wearing a Palestinian sweater over his uniform, from a batch captured in a raid), Poland (T-55 Twardy instead of T-72), Germany (Leapord 2 ARV based on old Leapord 1). Even US uses a rebuilt M14 rifle.

Why are we importing 14k sniper rifles? Why not consider FN FAL modification with scopes, say 13k no's. from old stocks, and import only 1k ?

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Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Postby ramana » 19 Jul 2018 01:01

X-post...

dinesha wrote:MoD plans standard price lists for public sector undertakings
http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2018/07/ ... s-for.html
However, reducing prices might not be so easy, say defence industry experts. It is well-known in the international defence trade that buying weaponry over-the-counter from large international “original equipment manufacturers” (OEMs) is invariably cheaper than building the same equipment in the buyer country. That is because the OEM has already set up a production line and partially or completely amortized the development costs. However, the buyer country would additionally have to pay for technology transfer, establishing a production line, transhipping raw materials and the time and effort needed to establish production in India



Something is cooking in MoD.

What they will find is the piecemeal process of buying defence equipment and ad-hoc requirements for the forces drive supply chain costs sky high.

One result of this costing exercise could be better planning process of the demand for major equipment for all the services.

BTW that senior defence official probably never even bought groceries and left that to his peon to do it.

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Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Postby Indranil » 19 Jul 2018 05:10

Lateral entry into civil services: Why the Ministry of Defence needs it the most

By Lt Gen PR Shankar @palepurshankar | 2018-07-16 16:30:14
MoD desperately needs people who have served in the Armed Forces, instead of IAS officers brought in from other departments.

I would generalize it to MoD needs subject matter experts.

I once led a delegation to the USA to carry out a maintenance evaluation of the 155-mm Ultra Light Howitzer (ULH). It was a multidisciplinary team consisting of representatives from Artillery (users), EME (maintainers), DGQA (quality controllers) and the MoD. A director from the MoD acquisition wing was detailed. He was a genuinely good officer with whom I had dealt with. We all landed in their artillery school in Fort Sill to evaluate the Howitzer on the mandated aspects.

In our initial meeting, we introduced ourselves to the US team. We gave out our respective backgrounds. It was then that I came to know that this director was a veterinarian and from animal husbandry background. The Americans were bursting blood vessels, but kept poker faces during the discussion. I have always since wondered as to who selected a veterinary officer to handle capital procurement cases for the Army.

That selecting officer was a genius in the Alfred E Neuman class. If you are wondering who Alfred E Neuman is, he was the hero of MAD comics of my era. Well, that director did what he could and did it extremely well, due to his other good qualities of the heart. I always admired him for that. But I have also always blamed the system for choosing a veterinary officer for that post. No wonder our procurement is poor.

Anyway, that is history. It is now a part of our records that a veterinarian had a hand in assessing the maintainability of the 155-mm ULH for Indian conditions. The moral — even veterinarians can procure guns for India. Who needs Army officers?


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