Opinion | A flawed defence procurement policy4 min read . Updated: 18 Oct 2018, 04:28 AM IST
The Rafale controversy reflects a larger underlying problem in decision-making, transparency and consistency of public policy
The Defence Procurement Procedure, 2016, (DPP) recognises the need to ensure that procurement is undertaken in a manner that takes India closer to the goal of developing a world-class domestic defence and aerospace industry. However, the offset requirements under the DPP are not helping it achieve this goal. The recent Rafale controversy is the symptom of a larger underlying problem in decision-making, transparency and consistency of public policy.
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