The Compendium is an outcome of detailed iterations carried out with major stakeholders, namely, the Field Army, Training Institutions and Planning Establishments. The ‘Felt Needs’ and ‘Future Core Technologies’ as pertaining to various domains have been dwelled upon appropriately for all stakeholders to explore suitable solutions. These include Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Night Vision & Power Packs / Engines, Combat Soldier, Artillery, Combat Engineering : Future Technologies, Information & Communication Technology, Army Air Defence and Army Aviation. The compendium also includes 50 Problem Definition Statements related to these technologies.

This compendium is an outcome of detailed interactions carried out with major stakeholders including Army personnel deployed in field and forward areas, training institutions and planning establishments of the country. The second volume comprises of 28 problems, which are in addition to the 50 problems released in the first volume.

These problem statements provide a ready blue print to the industry and academia to understand and provide indigenous solutions incorporating the latest and future core technologies developed indigenously.

This compendium is an outcome of detailed interactions carried out with major stakeholders including Army personnel deployed in field and forward areas, training institutions and planning establishments of the country.

This compendium will provide the academia, the R&D establishments and the Industry a clear understanding of challenges faced by the Indian Army.

With an aim to identify research projects of the Academia that could be potentially commercialised by the defence industry, SIDM took upon itself to produce a compilation of Research Projects by Academia in the defence sector. In this compilation, an effort has been introduced to also highlight dual benefits accruing, if any, out of the project for the civil society too.

In the first edition, 188 projects have been listed for the benefit of the Indian defence industry.