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Nitin A. Gokhale

Nitin A. Gokhale

Nitin A. Gokhale is a media entrepreneur, strategic affairs analyst and author of more than half a dozen books on military history, insurgencies and wars.

One of South Asia’s leading strategic analysts, Gokhale started his career in journalism in 1983. In the past 36 years, he has led teams of journalists across print, broadcast and web platforms.

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Jai
Jai
1 year ago

A copy paste study. Writer is definitely not aware of ground realities of defence production .
Private sector is being given licences for defence items for the last ten years or so. But nobody could come up. Probably they were relying on experts writer Mr Gokhale.

Sanjeev
Sanjeev
1 year ago

Nitin ji , would wish you do some more research on the subject . Would invite you to detailed discussions as I have dealt this very closely to bring defence Production in India to a global player while persuing MPhil at NDC

अमोल
अमोल
1 year ago

सर, तुम्ही या कर्मचाऱ्यांचा सुध्दा point of view लक्षात घ्यायला हवा, आता पर्यंत जे ख काम मिळाले आहे ते पूर्ण प्रामाणिक पणे त्यांनी केलेले आहे, त्यांच्या समस्या सुध्दा लक्षात घ्यायला हव्यात, तुम्ही गुणवत्तेबद्दल बोललात पण आधुनिकीकरण करणे हे कोणी करायला पाहिजे अधिकारी वर्गाने जर आधुनिकीकरण केले तसे काम कामगार कडे येईल तसे तो करेल जर आधुनिक आले तर आधुनिक ही, इतिहास जर पहिला तर ordnance factoryच्या कर्मचाऱ्यांनी तसे केलेले सुध्दा आहे.

OFB employee
OFB employee
1 year ago

Monopoly Supply:- Normal products available in market should not be compared to defence products. OFB is special establishment for exclusively manufacturing defence products. So, Monopoly word should never be used. High cost:- There is one more establishment called CFA( finance and accounts division). If cost is more this establsiment should be closed first before Ordnance factories as they are not properly auditing and not implementing cost cutting measures. Quality Issues: CQA is the establishment responsible for Quality. Make them responsible for low quality and close it first. Lack of Innovation: what CVRDE and DRDO are doing? OFB is a manufacturing… Read more »

Rajendra Singh
Rajendra Singh
1 year ago

Nitin Ji, you have covered the past, present & future of the eminent defense establishment called OFB.
In my view also, by this decision of corporate, Ordnance Factories will survive & prosper .
The fear of job security and loosing the tags of government servant is prevailing among employees. Kindly suggest, how to motivate the employees to accept this challenge.
Regards.
Rajendragudduji@gmail.
Rajendra Singh ,president
Vision Ordnance.

OFB employee
OFB employee
1 year ago

Monopoly Supply:- Normal products available in market should not be compared to defence products. OFB is special establishment for exclusively manufacturing defence products. So, Monopoly word should never be used. High cost:- There is one more establishment called CFA( finance and accounts division). If cost is more this establsiment should be closed first before Ordnance factories as they are not properly auditing and not implementing cost cutting measures. Quality Issues: CQA is the establishment responsible for Quality. Make them responsible for low quality and close it first. Lack of Innovation: what CVRDE and DRDO are doing? OFB is a manufacturing… Read more »

ER Sheikh
ER Sheikh
1 year ago

Sir, please visit any Ord fy convenient to you. Some of final product factories are OF Medak, HVF Avadi, GCF Jabalpur, OF Amajhari, OF Khamaria, OF Varangaon,OF Bolangir. You will find the reassurance that OFs are quite capable to meet the present and future challenges. OF role in all wars India won, is unforgettable, yet occasionally some irresponsible criticism comes from some quarters, mainly due to lack of familiarisation and insufficient communication from OFB. OFB also serves as war reserve capacity. It is scaled to breakeven at minimum 15000 Crores per year. Any thing less, will have higher cost due… Read more »

Surya
Surya
1 year ago

If goverment of India wants to make any changes on ordnance factory why should not change in under goverment there is no need to change into corporation because in war time ofb is reserved force behind war support so don’t see loss or profit if goverment make it accountable or modernisation do it in under ofb recruit best engineers in factory bring new technology which make it better

J Mondal
J Mondal
1 year ago

Very appreciable writing . I am in this organisation. Plese keep writing on this subject so that young employee like me can get clear picture what is going to happen in future. Thank you.

Nitin's Father
Nitin's Father
1 year ago

unqualified people like this guy making claims senselessly

Vivek kumar
Vivek kumar
1 year ago

Ordnance ministry of defence h ye sahi hai isko private nhi krna chhaiye agar duniya mein sb kuch private hi Krna h to minister ko bhi private kro unki bhi ek sima banaye jay . Isro ko bhi private kr dijiye drdo ko bhi aisa h to sirf ordnance ko q krna ye zrur kuch aur bt lagta h hame .Sarkar ko bhi private kr dijiye qki sarkar bhi koi kam time pr nhi krta h .Aisa agar hua to sbse phle sarkar ko private kro dekho himmAt h .Minister sb paise khane mein lge rhte h kuch minister hi… Read more »

Vivek kumar
Vivek kumar
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1 year ago

Minister ko bullet proof aur commando chahiye aur hamre desh ke jawan. Jaise army ,navy , airforce ke sabhi sainik ko bullet proof q nhi milta h iska jabab sarkar q nhi deti bs jo saheed hote unke arthi pr bhi nhi ye nikammi sarkar sirf hate krti h bari bari . Government job dene chahiye ek students ko ye nhi ki sirf gov. Ko private krne mein time pass kre . Naval dockyard se civilian technician kK vaccency hi nhi aati aUr bolte. H sarkar hm ye karenge wo krenge akhir krte q nhi h .Isliye phle sarkar ko… Read more »

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