Current Status: India-US Defence Technology and Trade Initiative

India-US Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) is one of the central pillar of cooperation between the two countries. However, since it was created in 2012, has done little progress. Background India and US have been formally cooperating in defence since 1995 under the Defense Framework Agreement (2005). This agreement was renewed in 2015 for […]


Missile Technology Control Regime : Key Facts

India has joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) as its 35th member. The instrument of accession was signed in a ceremony held in South Block in the presence of diplomats from the Netherlands, France and Luxembourg missions. Earlier, India has also joined the Hague Code of Conduct (HCoC) which deals with the ballistic missile […]

LSA, CISMOA and BECA Agreements

In earlier modules we have discussed that DTTI (Defence Trade and Technology Initiative) is one of the main vehicles for bilateral security ties between United States and India. DTTI is neither a treaty nor law. Its objective is to strengthen India-US cooperative research, co-production, and co-development of capabilities. As of February 2016, India and US […]

Defence Procurement Policy

Defence Procurement Policy came into effect in 2002. Under DPP all capital acquisitions are categorized into: Buy(Indian), Buy & Make (Indian), Make, Buy & Make, Buy (Global). Buy (Indian) : minimum of 30% indigenous content. Buy & Make (Indian) : Initial quantities are purchased through the Indian company followed by licensed production in India by […]

Defence Production and Import Dependency in India

The indigenous production of Defence equipments in the country comes under the purview of the Department of Defence Production under Defence Ministry. India inherited the Ordnance Factories (OF) Organization from British, now known as Ordinance Factories Board. There are 41 Indian Ordinance Factories, placed under a Ordinance Factories Board and eight Defence Sector PSUs viz. […]