As an industry association, SIDM derives its strength from its members and their well-being. SIDM creates various platforms for facilitating interaction among its members, all the while identifying new opportunities outside the member base all over the globe. SIDM is increasingly becoming the preferred partner for companies looking for a single point of contact for doing business in defence in India and regularly hosts incoming foreign delegations visiting India to promote their business interest. Similarly, SIDM mounts Indian industry delegations to various countries who have evinced an interest in collaborating with the Indian Industry. In addition, SIDM has developed a unique Directory of Indian Manufacturing Capabilities for Defence & Aerospace. The Directory is a comprehensive resource for manufacturers to list their capabilities, and details of their R&D and manufacturing facilities and certifications. The directory facilitates interaction amongst companies from various segments of defence manufacturing on a single platform and fosters partnerships.