Amit Cowshish

The writer, former Financial Advisor (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence, is a Distinguished Fellow with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.

Articles By Amit Cowshish

Battling the squeeze

Defence plans will have to factor in the shortage of government funds

A blunt instrument

Effort to address problems in defence planning is welcome. But defence planning committee’s wide mandate makes swift reform difficult.

Decoding the deal

Procedural aspects need to be factored into the public discourse on the Rafale and other defence deals. Granular details should be disclosed, to the extent it is possible to do so without compromising security.

Not On A War Footing

The defence budget, 2017-18, raises serious concerns

A recurring scandal

In the first round of tendering, the EH-101 helicopter (later renamed AW-101) offered by AgustaWestland did not make the cut as it was certified to fly only upto an altitude of 4,572 metres against the requirement of 6,000 metres specified in the Request for Proposal (RFP).