The Strategic Partnership model was to be a part and parcel of DPP-2016 when it was released at Defence Expo earlier this year in Goa. However, even after entrusting it to a task force, the contours of the model remain contentious enough to disallow the Indian Ministry of Defence from finally issuing it. The issue definitely has wide ramifications for the Indian Defence Industry and the policy, when released, will surely be greeted by an acrimonious debate. Under the circumstances, the author suggests a methodology that obviates the necessity of such a policy, while achieving most of the objectives, under the existing provisions of DPP-2016.

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Amit Cowshish