Make in India
Modi Government: An Evaluation

As the nation reels under the impact of the monstrous second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic Prime Minister Modi has been the focus of much criticism, some justified and some unjustified, for the failure to avert it and to mitigate its adverse impact...

The '2 plus 2' Indo-US Dialogue; a Fillip to Indo-US Security Cooperation

India and the US concluded the 3rd edition of the ‘2+2’ ministerial dialogue in New Delhi on 27 October 2020. Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar from the Indian side and Defence Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of...

FDI in Defence: Some Thoughts

When our Finance Minister announced the raising of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit in the defence sector under the automatic route from 49% to 74%1 it was reported as a ‘big push’ for Make in India. It was simultaneously reported that it will...

Make In India: Through Indigenous Research and Development by DRDO/Industry (a VIF Task Force Report)

India is one of the largest importers of defence equipment in the world. Compelled by the need of modernise its armed forces, India will be importing billions of dollars worth of equipment in the next ten years. The growing dependence on imported...

Employability in India: Understanding Demography and the Skills Gap

… skill development programmes must begin at the primary school level … vocationalisation of education should be introduced to prevent drop-outs … curriculum of vocational education must take into consideration the local resources and natural...

Defence Corridors Notwithstanding, the Real Challenge is "Make in India"

The Finance Minister, in his budget speech 2018 announced that two Defence Industrial Production Corridors (DIPC) will be developed in the country. Following this, the Govt., in early this month, announced that the first of this corridor will come...

Internet of Things and Implications in a Developing Economy

Introduction Internet, today, has become an essential element in people’s lives and, in an extended way, in the affairs of communities and in the conduct of everyday affairs. There is a pervading view that Internet access is the basic need for...

How Strong are Our Offset Guidelines?... A User's Perspective

Abstract The Minister of State for Defence Mr Subash Bhamre announced in Jan 17 this year, that nearly $14 billion worth of defence offset obligations would be discharged in India by foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) by 20281. This is...

After Demonetization a Good Governance from Babudom is Urgently Required for Transformation of India

The decision of the Prime Minister to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes is a historic step lauded in general by people. The government hopes to win a decisive war against menace of corruption, black money and terrorism in near future. The Prime...

A Glance into Contemporary Indo-Israeli Defence Ties

Present-day Relations Indo-Israeli relations are on the upsurge. Leaders of both the countries have no qualms in accepting the ever-increasing bonhomie between the countries under the two governments. Till recently, it was mostly the defence ties...

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