Strategic Partnership Model in Defence Acquisition

The policy on Strategic Partnerships in Defence sector was approved by Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) in May, 2017.  It was promulgated on 31.05.2017 as Chapter-VII of Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) – 2016 titled as ‘Revitalising Defence Industrial Ecosystem through Strategic Partnerships’.  The policy was placed before the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).  The CCS considered the Note on the Policy in its meeting held on 24.05.2017 and noted the contents thereof.  The chapter was uploaded on Ministry of Defence website:  https://www.mod.nic.in. The policy is intended to institutionalise a transparent, objective and…

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China’s new manned submersible to be used to explore South China Sea

China’s new manned submersible Shenhai Yongshi, or “deep sea warrior,” will be used to explore the biological resources and geological conditions in the South China Sea, a Chinese expert said Tuesday. The submersible has passed a state safety test and is preparing for commissioning, the Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday. “Shenhai Yongshi will be used in the South China Sea and help explore the biological and mineral resources in the deep sea,” Chen Xiangmiao, a research fellow at the National Institute for the South China Sea, told the Global Times…

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