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India dumbfounds global defence industry, even as it promotes indigenisation

5th August 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur, Neelam Mathews in Delhi and Christchurch


A recent Indian EoI-cum-RfP to global companies for management consulting towards speedy reforms of 41 archaic facilities of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) is likely to have been jeopardised by a serious howler from the MoD.

Regarding enquiries from consultancies about the RfP, on whether they will need to share sensitive information, the MoD gave a curious and bizarre reply: ‘The consultant is expected to share confidential data of other countries and their defence entities.’

Consultants like McKinsey, Kearney, Roland Berger, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte were taken aback and bewildered by this reply that will thwart their participation.

Indeed, this

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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