Thursday, September 16, 2021
Home India Procurement process hasn't kept pace with requirements of time: Army chief |...

Procurement process hasn’t kept pace with requirements of time: Army chief | India News

NEW DELHI: Calling for a “revolution in bureaucratic affairs”, Army chief General M M Naravane on Tuesday said the arms procurement process has “unfortunately” not kept pace with the requirements of time and left the armed forces lagging behind in terms of modernization.
The 13-lakh strong force has brought about major structural changes in its organization, which includes aligning both the capital and revenue procurement routes under the post of the Deputy Chief of Army Staff (capability development and sustenance), said Gen Naravane, speaking at a webinar on “Transformation imperatives for the Indian Army in the coming decades”.
“But this alone is not enough. Our procurement process unfortunately has not kept pace with the requirements of time. Many procedural lacunae have crept into the acquisition process due to the overbearing nature of our rules and regulations, leading to a ‘zero error syndrome’,” he said.
“The needs of the Information Era Warfare cannot be hamstrung by the procedures of the Industrial Age. The need of the hour is to have a metamorphosis here too, perhaps even doing away with the concept of the L-1 (lowest bidder) vendor altogether. For real transformation to take place, we require a ‘Revolution in Bureaucratic Affairs’,” he added.
Gen Naravane dwelt at length upon the need for the armed forces to induct cutting-edge and niche technologies, like artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled systems, and transit rapidly to full-scale integration for digital era combat. “Transform or perish” is more relevant today than at any time in the past.
Citing the recent 11-day offensive by Israel against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the Army chief said, “We cannot hope to fight and win the next war with legacy structures evolved from the past. Our force structures must be agile, flexible, modular and networked. They should reflect the realities and challenges of the contemporary battlefield.”
The dual requirement of fast-tracking modernization, and simultaneously promoting self-reliance, are indeed challenging objectives for a developing nation like India. “But considering the quick pace of defence modernization being undertaken by our adversaries, we cannot afford to be lagging behind,” he added.

RELATED ARTICLES

Bluetooth earphone device explosion kills boy in Rajasthan’s Jaipur | India News

New Delhi: In a tragic incident, a Rajasthan boy on Friday (August 6, 2021) died after the Bluetooth earphone device he was using...

Terrorist Killed In Anti-Terror Operation In Jammu And Kashmir’s Budgam; Another Arrested

<!-- -->The encounter took place in the Mochuwa area of Budgam. (Representational image)Srinagar: An unidentified terrorist was killed in an encounter with security...

LIC recruitment: Apply for 218 vacancies for AE and AAO positions, check exam date, other details | Jobs Career News

New Delhi: The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) recently announced the latest exam date for its recruitment for the positions of Assistant...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

South East Central Railway – SECR Recruitment 2021 – 432 Trade Apprentices

South East Central Railway - SECR Recruitment 2021 - 432 Trade Apprentices SECR Recruitment has release an official notification...

GSECL Recruitment 2021 – 32 Instrument Mechanic

Gujarat State Electricty Corporation Limited (GSECL Recruitment) has invited application for the post of Instrument Mechanic, please go through the following details...

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Junior Assistant Recruitment 2021 – 73 Posts

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad Junior Assistant Recruitment 2021 Indian Institute of Technology, has inform for offical notification for the post...

Rajasthan Staff Selection Board Recruitment 2021

Rajasthan Staff Selection Board Recruitment 2021 RSMSSB Recruitment 2021 - Assistant Fire Officer Rajasthan Staff Selection...

Recent Comments

%d bloggers like this: