India: Indian MoD tweaks procurement procedures

India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has significantly increased the military's procurement powers to meet revenue or operational expenses, a decade after they were last reviewed. Under the MoD's Delegation of Financial Powers to Defence Services (DFPDS) 2016 released on 6 September, the financial powers of the respective Vice Chiefs down to battalion and company commanders - and their naval and air force equivalents - had in some cases doubled and quadrupled to acquire assorted goods and services.