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Nitin A. Gokhale

Nitin A. Gokhale

Nitin Gokhale has been a multimedia reporter since 1983. He has recently made a transition from being a full-time journalist to becoming an author, media trainer and researcher.

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  2. S. Rangarajan

    Suggestions to add clarity to DPP without diluting intent

    1. Category IDDM: It is advisable not to combine indigenously designed (with 40% IC) and equipment with 60% IC (not Indian designed) in the same category. This will defeat the purpose. ToT based equipment category already exists in Buy and Make. If Indian designed equipment is offered by Vendors, then only those vendors should be considered. The other criteria, where an equipment is offered (Not of Indian design) with 60 % IC, should be selected only when no vendor is offering indigenously designed equipment.

    2. Essential Parameters A & B: There has to be a condition stating that “meeting parameters B should not involve substantial design effort and re-certification”. This is to differentiate vendors offering older systems being selected as against vendors offering readily available contemporary products.

  3. v. yoga jyotsna

    Very informative. Article gives plenty of ideas for way to move forward. Hope India moves with right steps on the path of defense and development.


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