Book Details

Book title: INDIAN DEFENCE INDUSTRY: An Agenda for Making in India
Author(s): Laxman Kumar Behera
ISBN: 9788182749054
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 220
Price: Rs. 1095 Rs. 1095
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This book thoroughly probes the Indian Defence industry and the policies pertaining to it. Based on hard core evidence, it identifies the key shortcomings of this vital sector and provides a detailed roadmap for the Modi government’s ambitious ‘Make in India’ programme to succeed in defence production sector. Though written with a clear focus on influencing policy making, the book is presented in an accessible format to be easily understood by the wider strategic community.  

ABOUT Author


Dr Laxman Kumar Behera is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. As a member of the IDSA’s Centre of Defence Economics and Industry, he specialises on issues related to arms procurement, offsets, defence industry, military spending, defence cooperation and arms export control. He was closely associated with two high-level Committees set up by the Ministry of Defence on Defence Acquisition and Defence Expenditure. He was a Consultant to the Task Force on Self-Reliance and Defence Modernisation, constituted by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS). In 2013, Dr Behera held the prestigious  ICCR Chair, India Studies, at FundacaoGetulio Vargas (FGV), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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