Book Details

Book title: INDIGENISATION: Key to Self-Sufficiency and Strategic Capability: Global Defence Industrialisation and Re-Modeling the Indian Programme
Author(s): Ranjit Ghosh
ISBN: 9788182748927
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 188
Price: Rs. 1095 Rs. 1095
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The book attempts to study the defence industrialisation process that has been adopted by the militarily developed and developing nations to analyse, orient and adapt their best practices to the Indian defence industry and technological base. The analysis reveals that there is a requirement to re-assess, re-align & re-model the Indian defence industry apparatus in line with the vision of accelerating indigenisation, self-sufficiency and strategic capability, as pertaining to military systems. The book in its introductory chapter reviews the evolution and current realities of the Indian Defence Industry to arrive at the objective and scope of the research work. In the second chapter it reviews the journey of defence industrialisation in India up to 2015. Next, it reviews two fast-upcoming defence industries of Israel and South Korea to draw important takeaway’s for India. This is followed by analysing the international practices that have been adopted by the defence industry of two leading military nations i.e. the US and China. Such an analysis further brings out valuable defence industry experiences and vital lessons for the defence planners. The book in its concluding chapter suggests three plausible options for remodeling the Indian programme, discusses the most pragmatic option and the resultant feasible model in detail, recommends the way ahead for India before finally suggesting an action plan for MAKE IN INDIA in the Defence Sector.    

ABOUT Author


Brig Ranjit Ghosh is a Senior Fellow at the Defence Economics and Industry Centre of IDSA. He has had varied operational and staff experience of 32 years in the Indian Army. As Commandant and Managing Director of an Army Base Workshop he was responsible for planning and executing the re-capitalisation programme of Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICV) and Armoured Recovery Vehicles (ARVs) of the Indian Army. As Deputy Director General at the Integrated Headquarter of MOD (Army), he was associated with the ongoing defence procurements and handled the Ordnance Factories (OFs), Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSU’s), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Private Sector, on issues relating to the induction and sustenance engineering activities of military equipment and weapon systems. He is alumni of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, the College of Defence Management (CDM), Secunderabad and the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla. During his M Tech programme he stood first in the order of merit while specialising in Maintenance Engineering and Management from IIT Madras. He also has a degree of Masters in Management Studies (MMS) from the Osmania University in Defence Management.

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