Army outsourcing ‘essential responsibilities’ to optimize manpower

Syllabus: GS-III

Subject: Security

Topic: Defence related policies and new technologies.

Issue: Defence Policies

Tags: #Indian Army #Outsourcing #Essential Responsibilities.

Context: The Indian Army is outsourcing essential tasks to optimize manpower and sharpen operational effectiveness.

  • Outsourced responsibilities include defense training, security, equipment repair, and facility management.
  • No core functions are outsourced without approval from the Vice Chief of the Army.

+1 Advantage For Mains:

ü  It signifies a shift in perception, as defense was previously considered strategic and exempt from economic analysis.

ü  Its emphasis on outsourcing reflects both budgetary constraints and a recognition of the efficacy of private business practices in defense operations.

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