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Inter-Governmental Agreements on Arms Sales – Essay Competition

Arms sales to developing countries remain one of the most controversial topics and yet little research is being carried out by arms recipient countries, especially developing countries. Inter-Governmental Agreement / Foreign Arms Sales / Direct Arms Sales are the standard instruments utilized by the arm exporting countries. Large arms supplier countries such as USA, UK, France, Russia, Israel indulge into preferential / favourable treatment while selling their systems, services and test facilities etc. to different developing countries including India. School of Military Affairs, Strategies and Logistics, RRU invites essays on the following topics.

Category 1: How various arms exporting countries such as the USA, UK, France, Russia, Israel indulge into discriminatory contractual terms and conditions practices for different sets of countries with regard to direct acquisition of platforms, systems or equipment?

Category 2: How various arms exporting countries such as USA, UK, France, Russia, Israel indulge into discriminatory contractual terms and conditions practices for different set of countries with regard to acquisition contracts for training / simulators/ upgradation / maintenance and test facilities etc for and associated consultancy services?

Category 3: How various arms exporting countries such as USA, UK, France, Russia, Israel indulge into discriminatory contractual terms and conditions practices for different set of countries with regard to acquisition contracts for Transfer of Technology (ToT) including licensed production / joint production and life cycle support (MRO)?

Size of essay: 10-15 pages

Timeline: 15 August 2021

Prizes: First and second prize 10,000 INR and 7,500 INR for each category of essay Entries shall contain name, address and contact details.

Entries shall be sent to vcoffice@rru.ac.in, Rashtriya Raksha University, Lavad-Dehgam.

Date

Jul 15 2021 - Aug 15 2021
Expired!