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29 Oct 2018


0900-1400 hrs | 29 October 2018 | India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi


The Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers in association with the Indian Army is organizing a Seminar on "MAKE Projects" of Indian Army at 0900 hrs, Monday, 29 October 2018 at Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi.

MAKE process is at the very heart of Make in India. This category was formally introduced in DPP 2016 as a separate chapter with an emphasis on import substitution, wider participation of Indian industry, incentives for the MSME sector and self-reliance. This process, post various deliberations was refined with a Simplified Make -II procedure this year which shortens timelines, solicits a wider vendor base as also encompasses provisions for Suo Moto proposals by the Industry. As many as 21 proposals of the Indian Army are in various stages of progress since 2016. There are eight more proposals including some Suo Moto Proposals which have been approved and will be listed on MoD website shortly.

The event will provide a platform to discuss as well as interact with the industry on MAKE process, more so after the new simplified MAKE-II procedure, promulgated this year. It will also provide a forum for ideation between Indian Army, academia and the Industry to take this process forward and be a harbinger of change in times to come.

The seminar will be followed by One-On-One interaction with key professional (sponsoring) directorates of Indian Army.

The objective of the seminar is to disseminate the list of ‘Make’ Projects identified by the Indian Army to the perspective industry participants. The details of requirements, such as main equipment, end use, broad specifications, enabling technologies, estimated long-term quantity, anticipated timelines for projects, etc., of these identified projects, shall be presented by the Army.

The proceedings of the seminar will be followed by for One-on-One meetings with the professional directorates of the Indian Army. The following directorates are slated to attend the seminar:

  • Directorate of Mechanised Forces
  • Directorate of Artillery 
  • Directorate of Army Air Defence
  • Directorate of Signals
  • Directorate of Infantry 

The following projects will be discussed at the seminar:

  1. Rectifier cum Accumulator for Armoured Vehicles
  2. Night Fire Control System For AGS-30
  3. 3rd Generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  4. Terminally Guided Munitions
  5. Fuel Cell Based Battery Charger
  6. 120 mm Extended Range Mortar Ammunition
  7. Augmented Reality Based Head Mounted Display System
  8. Proxy Base Trans Receiver System


The industry participants would be able to seek clarifications various aspects of the 'MAKE' procedure such as eligibility and selection criteria for participation, timelines DPP processes such as the release of EOI / selection of Development Agencies, etc., in relation to the list of projects to be unveiled during the seminar. The industry participants would also be able to discuss various aspects of requirement specifications, technologies involved and the role of other agencies such as DRDO, DGQA as may have been envisaged.

The seminar will, therefore, provide a unique opportunity to both, the officials of IHQ MOD (Army) and prospective industry participants to share their views on the “Make” projects, which will be unveiled during the seminar, with critical takeaways: -

Indian Army

  • Disseminate projects information to prospective industry participants
  • Gain critical inputs such as industry capability, availability of key enabling technologies, anticipated timeframe, any areas of concern or capability and technology gap, number of interested industries, etc. for implementation of each project.
  • Gather relevant industry inputs for preparing a feasibility report for each project

Industry Participants 

  • Receive first-hand information on envisaged 'MAKE' projects of the Indian Army and the anticipated timelines for DPP processes
  • Interact with the professional directorates of Army, and seek clarifications and detailed technical information on all aspects of the projects
  • Express preliminary interest to the authorities to receive Notice for EOI
  • Obtain all requisite project inputs at a preliminary level to evaluate the opportunities and prepare for participation

Participation fee for the seminar is Rs. 4,000/- per delegate.

29 Oct 2018


29 October 2018 | 1400-1700 hrs | Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi


The Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers is proud to announce that Dr. Ajay Kumar, Secretary (DP), Ministry of Defence, Government of India will be chairing a Special Seminar on ‘Achieving Rs. 35,000 Crore Defence Exports' on 29 October 2018 between 1400 hrs. to 1700 hrs.

The Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence has recently notified a new ‘Scheme for Promotion of Defence Exports’ with the objective of enhancing annual defence exports to Rs. 35,000 crores by the year 2025, as envisioned in the Draft Defence Production Policy 2018. While significant gains have been made by the private sector in defence production since the liberalization of the defence sector in 2001, current exports are still hovering in the range of Rs. 3,000-5,000 crores annually.

In order to provide an opportunity for the private sector to market their products globally, the new scheme has made two options available to prospective exporters, namely ‘Certification’ and ‘Testing and Certification.’ The seminar will discuss new policy initiatives regarding export clearance, line of credit and ‘Fit for Indian Military Use’ certification for exports, among others.

Notable speakers at the event will include Dr Ajay Kumar, Secretary (DP), Mr. Sanjay Jaju, Joint Secretary (DIP), Dr Rajib Kumar Sen, Joint Secretary (DOMW & EA) and other senior officials from Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA), Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and the Ministry of External Affairs. 

A copy of the notification may be accessed from http://makeinindiadefence.gov.in/admin/writereaddata/upload/files/Scheme%20for%20promotion%20of%20Defence%20Exports%204.10.18.pdf


TO REGISTER, PLEASE SEND THE DULY FILLED DELEGATE REPLY FORM TO yashvardhan.verma@cii.in & sumit.rajput@cii.in.

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7 Nov 2018 to 10 Nov 2018

During PM Modi’s visit to Indonesia in May 2018, 15 agreements were signed which, included one to boost defence cooperation and called for freedom of navigation in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. Modi said that India and Indonesia will double their efforts to take bilateral trade to USD 50 billion by 2025 and agreed to elevate their ties to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The agreement also highlighted the need to expand collaboration between defence industries to incorporate joint production of equipment, technology transfer, technical assistance and capacity building as well as sourcing of defence equipment.

According to Indonesia's Central Statistics Agency (BPS), trade between the two countries in 2016 was USD 12.9 billion. It rose 28.7 per cent to USD 18.13 billion in 2017 with Indonesia's exports to India reaching USD 14.08 billion

To weave a stronger bond between the countries, a bilateral meeting between the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman and Defence Minister of Indonesia, General (Ret.) Ryamizard Ryacudu is also being scheduled from 22- 23 Oct 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia

In driving the momentum forward, a MoD Delegation headed by Secretary(DP) (tentative) will be visiting Indo-Defence 2018. It is Indonesia’s premier Tri-Service Defence event which is hosted by their Ministry of Defence. Participation in the delegation will provide an opportunity to Indian Industry to leverage the business potential that Indonesia offers.

There is a huge potential for exporting defence products to Indonesia as already testified by engagements by the Indonesian Air Force, Navy, Police with Indian DPSUs. The Indonesian government is keen on reaching out to Indian Industry and hence it becomes imperative that this opportunity is realized timely and potently. 

the Indian Private Industry has to the opportunity to engage in B2Bs and B2Gs which would be facilitated at INDIA Pavilion at the Exhibition in addition to facilities for displaying product photos and Videos. Further, a seminar is also planned to showcase Indian Industry’s capability where the participating delegation would have the opportunity to present their company profile to an International audience with Indian Government officials attending.

Highlights of participating in the SIDM Delegation will include:

  1. Complimentary entry to the exhibition.
  2. Visa Recommendation letter from SIDM.
  3. Visa invite letters from the organisers
  4. Facilitation of B2B meetings with exhibiting companies.
  5. Visit to participating country pavilions

The delegation participation fee is

- Rs 30,000 + 18% GST (per delegate) for Members 

- Rs 35,000 + 18% GST (per delegate) for Non-members

Interested participants may kindly contact Mr. Avnish Patnaik on avnish.patnaik@cii.in or +91 971 888 1032

12 Nov 2018 to 15 Nov 2018

The Confederation of Indian Industry and the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers in partnership with the Economic and Trade Mission, Embassy of Israel, New Delhi will be organizing a delegation to the 5th International HLS and Cyber Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel from 12-15th November 2018

Marking 25 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and India, the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India in January 2018 served as a milestone in the bourgeoning friendship between the nations. PM Netanyahu expressed the hope that the partnerships between Israeli and Indian young professionals would flourish into ideas that would “change the world.” The civilian bilateral trade has grown to about $5 billion per year. With the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in the pipeline, this is expected to more than double in the near future. In addition, the cooperation between the two countries in the defence sector is expected to continue to be robust. During 2002-07, India bought $5 bn worth of defence equipment from Israel, whose investments in India have grown to $3 bn. Total defence trade between the two countries is worth more than $ 9 bn.

Apart from the G2G agreements, many Indian private players have had successful JVs, MoU and agreements with Israel companies. During the Prime Minister Modi’s visit of Israel in June 2017, a large number of Indian defence firms accompanied PM Modi where they signed twelve strategic agreements ranging from Air defence radars, anti-ship missiles and long endurance UAV’s under technology transfer deals worth $4.2 billion.

The 5th International HLS and Cyber Conference will introduce participating delegates to senior Govt officials and agencies from around the world, as well as executives from multinational companies and leading enterprises. The conference is a three-day event being curated by the Israel Export Institute, in co-operation with the Israeli Government Ministries.

The Delegation will engage with relevant stakeholders to better understand the possibility of strengthening the collaboration between the two countries. The objective of the visit is to further strengthen Indo-Israeli business relations where innovative companies from both countries explore partnerships and enhance cooperation.

Further, Dr. Gulshan Rai, Chief Information Security Officer, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India would be one of the guest speakers at the event. The delegation from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Paramilitary forces would also be attending the conference.


The highlights of participating the SIDM Defence Delegation will include:

  1. Facilitation of fixing pre-arranged B2B meetings with exhibiting companies 
  2. Visa invite letters from the once participation is confirmed
  3. Special invite to Gala Networking event for participating delegates
  4. Visit to Security Team at Bank of Israel and Control and Command Centre at MER Systems (tentative)


The delegation participation fee is

- Rs 47,200(per delegate) for Members (inclusive of GST)

- Rs 53,100(per delegate) for Non-members (Inclusive of GST)

Intersted participants may contact Mr. Avnish Patnaik on avnish.patnaik@cii.in or +91 971 888 1032

22 Nov 2018 to 23 Nov 2018

With a two million sq. km Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and a larger envisaged role in geo-politics, India needs to strengthen her national security including maritime security. Core to the objective of providing impregnable maritime security is the necessity to equip our armed forces with the best in class defense equipment including state of the art armament.

Under the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the Indian Navy has been at the forefront of indigenization activities with major advancements in ‘Float’ category, through successful manufacturing of platforms at domestic shipyards. Similarly, in the ‘Move’ category indigenization of engines, ship systems, sensors etc. has fructified to a great extent. However, under the ‘Fight’ category, not much progress has been made in indigenization of naval armament and weapon systems. 

To provide opportunity for exchange of ideas, create awareness and identify emerging opportunities for Indian/International defence industry in the arena of naval armament, including MSMEs, Indian Navy in association with Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) & Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is organising international seminar and exhibition on naval armament, ‘NAVARMS-2018’ with the theme ‘Make in India – Fight Category’: Opportunities and Imperatives, at India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi on 22-23 Nov 2018.  

In the past, three editions of NAVARMS have been organized in 2007, 2010 and 2013 respectively. These have aroused much enthusiasm and active participation by the industry (both domestic and international), Ministry of Defence(MoD), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the user. NAVARMS is the only international seminar and exhibition on naval armament (NA) conducted in the country which provides a common platform to all stakeholders involved in the lifecycle management of NA stores to share their views and concerns. 

NAVARMS -2018 will be a two-day event spread over five plenary sessions on the first day, followed by Business to Govt Meetings on the second day.


The objective of the seminar is to identify means and ways for energizing Indian Navy’s Fight category sector, seek industry support for capital and revenue requirements, leverage potential of start-ups and incubators for defense R&D, product realization, and to identify any impediments to a mutually beneficial partnership between the industry and the government.

Theme & Conduct

The session-wise details of the event are as under:

22 Nov 2018

(a) Session I: ‘Opportunities for Naval Armament Industry-2030’

 (b) Session II: ‘Needs and Concerns of the User and Industry’

 (c) Session III: ‘Modern Trends and Technology in Armament Upgrade and Upkeep’

 (d) Session IV: ‘Govt Policy Initiatives to Encourage Indigenisation’

 (e) Session V: ‘Building of Indigenous Capability through Collaborative Approach between Industry, R&D organizations and Indian Navy’

23 Nov 2018

Business to Govt. meetings.

This session is in the form of a G2B wherein various project officers from the Indian Navy will directly interact with industry partners to offer a better understanding of the projects.


On both days, a dedicated area will also be available for participating firms/organizations to exhibit their product range and develop business.

Key Takeaways for Participants

•    G to B meetings with project officers and further interaction on specific projects.

•    Opportunity for the industry to showcase ideas, projects and capabilities to the Indian Navy, MoD and other stakeholders.

•    Interaction with key stakeholders as well as business tie-ups with other industries, including foreign OEMs.

Branding Opportunities

Branding opportunities are available for companies to enhance their visibility & get noticed by prospective buyers and partners.

For more information about branding opportunities please contact sumit.rajput@cii.in /divya.chopra@sidm.in

Product Display

Companies may use this unique opportunity to showcase their products and  capabilities, For more details on space regarding product display, please contact sumit.rajput@cii.in  / divya.chopra@cii.in

Participation as a Delegate

Delegate participation Fees are

  • INR 7,000 / - per delegate for SIDM/ CII SME Member
  • INR 9,000/  - per delegate for SIDM/ CII Large Scale Members
  • INR 6,000/  - per participant for 2 or more nominations - (SIDM /CII Member)
  • INR 10,000/- per delegate for Non Members
  • USD 500 per delegate for companies not registered in India

The fees mentioned above are inclusive of all taxes.

6 Dec 2018 to 7 Dec 2018

CII & SIDM in association with INS Vishwakarma are organising a 'Symposium on Corrosion Management' on 6th & 7th December 2018 at INS Vishwakarma, Visakhapatnam.

Corrosion, the hidden menace, is present in all marine assets and the battle against corrosion is a 24X7 activity.  The issue assumes higher significance in case of warships and submarines due to high density of equipment and difficult access for maintenance.  The renewal of degraded structures is an extremely complex activity involving high costs and added downtime of the weapon platforms.

Indian Navy has grown from “Brown Water to a Blue Water” Navy and is continuously adding state-of-the-art indigenous warships and submarines to its fleet.  Further, in this era of 'Mission Based Deployments,’ it is imperative that the IN platforms are installed with cutting-edge anti-corrosive materials and systems which facilitate maximum time on task.

INS Vishwakarma is a premier training establishment of the Indian Navy, located at Visakhapatnam. It is an alma-mater to Naval Constructor officers and Hull Artificer sailors and trains them on aspects of design, construction, quality assurance as well as hull maintenance of Indian Navy Ships / Submarines.

The Symposium on `Corrosion Management’ comprising of a Seminar and an Exhibition has been jointly organised by INS Vishwakarma and CII & SIDM ( Confederation of Indian Industry & Society Indian Defence Manufactures ) to identify new processes, materials, and systems to further enhance the corrosion protection of IN Platforms. This will act as a platform for vibrant discussions and exchange of ideas on shipbuilding and maintenance related issues. Senior dignitaries & officials from Indian Navy, Industry, R& D Institutes & Academia will be attending the seminar cum exhibition.

The Symposium will address on the following topics on 6 th December 2018:-

(a)        Trends in corrosion management

(b)        Developments in surface engineering and coatings for marine purposes

(c)        Advancements in Cathodic protection

(d)        Challenges in shipboard hull maintenance

(e)        Metallurgical advancements in shipbuilding material

(f)         Modern Corrosion Testing Methods

(g)        Bridging gap between technological advancements and current work practices in Corrosion Prevention



This is a great opportunity for Industry to demonstrate their capability, development & indigenisation by taking part in the product display. Display of these products will not only benefit the wider audience participating in the symposium but could also lead to the induction of these into Indian Navy if found suitable.

Relevant Industry is requested to participate in the exhibition and display their latest products and get visibility in front of the end-user.

For more information on exhibition including the space rent please feel free to contact Mr. Vikash Parekh Cell: 9908562972 Email: vikash.parekh@cii.in


Please note that the space allocation will be on first come-first serve basis.


Please send confirmation/nomination through the attached registration form. Alternatively, you may register through the following link:  http://www.cii.in/OnlineRegistration.aspx?

13 Feb 2019 to 16 Feb 2019