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Winners of the SIDM Champion Awards 2022 with the Hon'ble Raksha Mantri, Chief of the Air Staff, Vice Chief of the Army Staff, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff and Members of the SIDM Awards Jury.

India@75: Towards a One Lakh Crore Global Manufacturing Hub

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SIDM: Marshalling India's Sixth Force - The Industry

The Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) is a not-for-profit association formed as the apex body of the Indian defence industry. It acts as an enabling link between the Forces, Government and the Industry and thus creates an environment conducive to making Indian Defence Manufacturing a global force. 
Its areas of work include:

Policy Advocacy

SIDM strengthens the process of policymaking by presenting the perspective of the defence industry to the policymakers.

Industry-Armed Forces-Govt Linkages

SIDM facilitates direct interface between the industry and the users and helps the latter understand  industry capabilities.

Engaging with International Stakeholders

SIDM  expands the Industry’s global footprint by engaging with counterpart organisations and Indian Missions abroad. 


SIDM maps the industry's core competencies and helps them be part of the global defence supply chain integrations. 

Capacity Building

SIDM organises the ‘Defence Acquisition Management Course (DAMC)’ to familiarise Indian Industry on the Defence procurement process.

B2B Connect

SIDM regularly hosts incoming foreign delegations and also takes Indian industry delegations abroad.

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Raksha Mantri hands over indigenously-developed equipment & systems to Indian Army

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh handed over indigenously-developed equipment and systems to the Indian Army in New Delhi on August 16, 2022. These include Future Infantry Soldier as a System (F-INSAS), new generation anti-personnel mine ‘Nipun’, rugged and automatic communication system with enhanced capabilities, upgraded sights system for tanks and advanced thermal imagers. State-of-the art high mobility Infantry Protected Vehicles and Assault Boats were virtually handed over by Raksha Mantri enabling the troops deployed along the borders to respond to any challenge in a befitting manner.   Read More

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Contribute Towards Making India a Leading Destination for A&D Manufacturing

SIDM is working to make the Indian Defence Manufacturing Sector a global force. It leverages the power of the collective to advocate for enabling policies, create networking platforms, enable strategic linkages and build the capacity of its members to compete with the best in the world. SIDM members include companies , academic institutions, R&D institutions, government bodies as well as societies. To be a part of SIDM is to be a part of India's sixth force. 

Knowledge Centre

The Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) regularly commissions studies that contribute to the sector's knowledge pool.  
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