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India’s Defense Industrial Base: Personnel

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India’s defense industry has some measure of transparency due to the country’s democratic structure and rule of law, but a powerful bureaucratic tradition contributes a parallel level of obfuscation that makes information less forthcoming than it is in countries like Australia, Britain, the USA, et. al. Recently, the Minister of State for Defence Production Rao Inderjit Singh offered a written reply in India’s Rajya Sabha (Upper Legislative House, lit. “Council of States”) to Shri Tapan Kumar Sen and Shri Mohammed Amin. They wanted to know how many employees worked in each of the main government departments, state-owned corporations, and other major entities associated with defense production in India. The answer was given on Feb 27/08… Employees in India’s Defence Production Units and Allied Services, as on March 31/07: Defence Production Units Permanent Employees Contract/ contingency Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) 111,762 7,419 Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) 31,666 10,600 Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) 12,357 2,639 BEML Ltd. 11,748 1,703 Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) 11,300 313 Mazagon Dock Ltd. (MDL) 7,212 3,129 Garden Reach Shipbuilders &Engineers Ltd. (GRSE) 4,996 130 Bharat Dynamics LTD. (BDL) 2,742 487 Goa Shipyard Ltd. (GSL) 1,558 83 Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd. (MIDHANI) 1,281 408 Directorate General […]

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