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India revises defence acquisition policy yet again

5th October 2020 - 07:00 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

Weighing in at over 600 pages in an attempt to revamp procurement procedures, India's new Defence Acquisition Procedure has divided opinion.

India released its much-awaited Defence Procurement Procedure, now under the avatar of Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP), on 30 September. Although over 600 pages long, it has a clear vision.

Realising that cash is at a premium, the DAP for the first time includes leasing of equipment ‘to enable operating of assets without having to substitute huge initial capital outlays’.

According to Sandeep Singh, Vice Chief of Air Staff, pre-owned aircraft plans include air-to-air refuellersShephard also learned the first contract could go to low-hanging fruit like coast guard medium maritime aircraft.

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

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

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