NEED FOR NETWORK OF DEFENCE ACQUISITIONS, TECHOLOGY CUM R&D UNIVERSITIES IN INDIA

The Hindu article “Research in frontier areas of science and technology” on IITM’s achievements is great, we do need to celebrate what we have. But there is so much scope for more.  China has whole Universities dedicated to many of these specializations, and the US has a Defence Acquisitions University which teaches you the ropes for […]

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US report on the Impact of Defence Offsets on Its Defence Industrial Base

The  16th  Annual  Report  to  Congress  on  the  Impact  of  Offsets  in  Defence  Trade  has  the  following  to  say: Between  1993-2010,  US  firms  agreed  to  $78.08  billion  worth  of  Offsets  out  of  defence  exports  worth  $111.59  billion,  or  nearly  70%.    Technology  transfer  was  among  the  top  3  offset  categories. NEGATIVES  FOR  US: The  report  however  […]

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CANADA FIRST!

SO PAPA DON’T PREACH (On Defence Offsets) “We have the “once-in-a-century” opportunity to get it right when it comes to changing how we buy defence equipment.”  Honourable Diane Finley, PC, MP, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Announcing the Defence Procurement Strategy,  Ottawa, Ontario, February 5, 2014 The High Tech Forum on Defence Innovation, […]

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PROPOSALS FOR ENERGIZING INDIAN AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE INDUSTRY by Commodore Sujeet Samaddar

Uploaded here – AGENDA INDIAN A&D INDUSTRY GROWTH is an excellent report prepared by Commodore (Rtd) Sujeet Samaddar, NM, Director and CEO, ShinMaywa Industries India Private Limited and member of the High Tech Forum on Defence Innovation launched at IDSA. To encourage indigenous high-tech manufacture, he has outlined several measures that would help provide a level playing […]

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