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21 Jun 2018

Hon'ble Raksha Rajya Mantri, Dr Subhash Ramrao Bhamre has kindly agreed to be the ‘Chief Guest’ at the second in a series of seminars on Opportunities in Defence & Aerospace for the Industry in Vishakhapatam, Andhra Pradesh on 21 June 2018


The Ministry of Defence has taken some important policy initiatives in the recent years, to position India as an emerging manufacturing hub. DPP 2016 favouring Make In India, simplifying of Make II Procedure to encourage Suo Moto proposals by Industry, easing of policies in procurement of new platforms and sustaining existing equipment to enhance operational capability of the armed forces, the Draft Defence Production Policy 2018, Technology Perspective Capability Requirement 2018, amendments to DPP 2016 in May 2018 for ease of doing business in defence procurements, and the policy encouraging exports in defence sector, have all paved the way for creation of a robust defence manufacturing ecosystem in the country.

The Hon’ble Raksha Mantri recently extended support to the long-term capability acquisition plans of the Indian Navy that have been formulated with a strategic view of the Indo-Pacific region. With the increasing ship design and building capability of Indian Navy, both surface and underwater, opportunities for manufacturing in India is tremendous. The shipbuilding projects, Mine Counter Measure Vessels (MCMVs), Landing Platform Dock (LPD), Anti-Submarine Shallow Water Craft, Diving Support Vessels and Survey Vessels are expected to provide a major thrust to the ‘Make-in-India’ initiative of the Government. The fifteen-year “Naval Indigenisation Plan” promulgated in 2015 by the Indian Navy has set the tone for the Indian industry to create infrastructure and jobs.

Andhra Pradesh has established itself as one of the most prominent connection points with major world markets. The State is home to number of Defence manufacturing facilities which offer significant advantages to industrial units in Aerospace, Defence & Naval sector. The infrastructure of the state provides ample opportunity to industries to trade with various countries across the globe.

The seminar will serve as an important platform to bring together key stakeholders-Government officials, senior representatives of the three Services, DRDO, Defence PSUs, and private Industry, to deliberate on opportunities in Marine, Land and Air systems (both capital & revenue) of the Indian Armed Forces and galvanise business engagements.

For more information on the seminar & participation, please write to: amit.kumar@cii.in 

22 Jun 2018

The third seminar in June 2018 on 'Opportunities in Defence & Aerospace for the Industry' will be organised on 22 June 2018 at NI-MSME, Yousufguda, Hyderabad, Telangana.

The seminar will serve as an important platform to bring together key stakeholders-Government officials, senior representatives of the three Services, DRDO, Defence PSUs, and private Industry, to deliberate on opportunities in defence and aerospace, across the spectrum of large, medium & small industries and galvanise business engagements.


The Ministry of Defence has taken some important policy initiatives in the recent years, to position India as an emerging manufacturing hub. Several changes have been made to procure new platforms and to sustain the existing equipment to ensure operational capability of the Indian Armed Forces. These initiatives have paved the way for creation of a robust defence manufacturing ecosystem in the country and promote the entire spectrum of large, medium & small industries.

With due focus on higher level of indigenisation, opportunities in the defence sector are immense. The opportunities could come through meeting the requirements of Capital and Revenue procurements. A major source of opportunity, especially for the MSMEs in defence and aerospace, also comes in the form of being integrated into the supply chain of the business outsourced by large Indian OEMs from public and private sector, Ordnance Factories and Foreign OEMs.

Telangana, has the benefit of having a strong presence of Armed Forces Academic Institutions, public and private sector in defence and aerospace. With several multinationals and domestic companies setting up manufacturing facilities to make key defence, aerospace and naval components and systems, the state is well poised to play a key role in linking and supporting the new defence corridors announced in the Budget 2018.

26 Jun 2018 to 27 Jun 2018

Defence production policy in India was revitalised and amended in 2016 to encourage indigenous manufacturing of defence equipment as part of the Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. The amendments include the following:

  • New category of capital procurement - Buy Indian - IDDM (Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured) introduced to encourage indigenous design, development and manufacturing of defence equipment
  • Preference to ‘Buy (Indian-IDDM)’, ‘Buy (Indian)’ and ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ over ‘Buy (Global)’ categories of capital acquisition
  • Clear and unambiguous definition of indigenous content
  • Provision for Maintenance TOT (Transfer of Technology) to Indian Industry partners
  • Provisions to allow foreign OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) to select Indian Production agency.
  • Requirement of minimum indigenous content has been enhanced/rationalized
  • What does this mean in terms of investment opportunities for international industry?

This opening of the defence sector for private sector participation will help foreign OEMs to enter into strategic partnerships with Indian companies and leverage the domestic markets as well as aim at global markets. 

Contractual offset opportunities are currently worth approximately USD 4.53 billion over the next 5-6 years.

SIDM and Defence IQ, A division of IQPC are jointly organising Armoured Vehicles India conference on 26 & 27 June 2018 in New Delhi.

To know more about, Armoured Vehicles India conference, pl. write to Brig. M K K Iyer at km.iyer@cii.in 

27 Jul 2018

IAF is in the process of acquiring a host of platforms and systems to boost its operational capabilities. The technologies and capabilities that IAF needs in next 15 years are depicted in ‘Technology Perspective and Capability Roadmap (TPCR)’ published by HQ IDS. The new ‘Make’ procedure can be the catalyst for realizing the vision behind ‘Make in India’ and a host of these capabilities and products can be sourced from the Indian industry.

Life cycle management of existing IAF’s assets is also highly dependent on foreign OEMs for spares and Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) support. With the continual growth of Indian Aviation industry, there is a scope to converge IAF’s requirements and Indian industry’s capabilities.

The Strategic Partnership Chapter and the simplified Make II procedure in DPP 2016 are major catalysts for realisation of the vision of ‘Make in India’. The draft Defence Production Policy -2018 has listed thirteen goals and objectives, out of which eight are related to Aerospace. Therefore, Aerospace segment in the near future can be the sector for transformation of defence manufacturing in India. To tap this unrealized potential, IAF in collaboration with the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) is organising a one day seminar on 27 Jul 2018 at Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park, New Delhi.

 The objectives of the seminar are listed below :

  • Identify means and ways for energising Indian military aviation sector.
  • Seek industry support for Capital and Revenue requirements.
  • Leverage potential of Start-ups and Incubators for Defence R&D and Product realization.
  • Identify any impediments which impede a mutually beneficial partnership.

Specific Themes & Conduct

The event is being conducted in four sessions, namely:

Session 1:      Opportunities and Initiatives in Military Aviation

Session 2:      Opportunities in MRO of Military Aviation Assets, JVs and Aerospace Eco System

Session 3:      Incubators and Start-ups for Defence R&D

Session 4:      Interaction of IAF Project Officers with Industry / Start-ups


Key Takeaways for the participants

  • G2B Meetings with project officers of Indian Air Force.
  • Opportunity to showcase your product capabilities to the target audience.
  • Better understanding of the Capital / Revenue requirements of IAF.
  • Opportunity for Innovators & Startups to interact with Industry and IAF.


Product Display

To enable companies to gain maximum benefit from this platform, a technology and product display is being organized to demonstrate Industry’s capabilities to the target audience. For more details, please contact sumit.rajput@cii.in / divya.chopra@sidm.in


Branding Opportunities

Branding opportunities are available to enhance your company’s visibility. Companies may use this unique opportunity to showcase their capabilities and get noticed by prospective buyers and partners. For more information on branding opportunities, please contact  sumit.rajput@cii.in/divya.chopra@sidm.in


Delegate participation

­        INR 8,000 /- per participant (SIDM Member)

­        INR 7,000/- per participant for 2 or more nominations (SIDM Member company only)

­        INR 10,000/- per participant (Non-member)

­        USD 300/- per participant for companies not registered in India

The fee mentioned above is inclusive of taxes.

21 Aug 2018 to 26 Aug 2018

The Draft Defence Production Policy 2018 published by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India has set an export target of Rs 35,000 Crores (USD 05 Bn approx) in defence goods and services by 2025. To achieve this target, MoD has stipulated a series of steps which include promotion of domestically manufactured defence products of both public sector organisations and private industry through Govt to Govt agreements and Line of Credit/Funding. Indian Offset Partners are envisioned to take up export of parts and accessories developed as part of offset process. Defence Export Organisation is envisaged to be set-up jointly with industry to promote export of Indian defence products abroad.

ARMY 2018

International military-technical forum ARMY 2018 is organized and fully supported by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation and combines the exhibition and dynamic demonstration of military equipment capabilities with extensive congress program and strong participation of international audience represented by foreign exhibitors, delegations and visitors. More than 1200 exhibitors from 150 countries participated in the previous edition of ARMY 2018.

Hither-to-fore, Indian industry has been represented in this exhibition through business delegations seeking to procure equipment / technology from Russians. In keeping with the large objective of export of defence equipment, Ministry of Defence, Government of India is considering to set up an lndia Pavilion in ARMY 2018 - International Military Technical Forum from 21-26 August 2018 in Moscow. Both public and private sector are encouraged to display their equipment during this exhibition

For more information on ARMY 2018, Pl write to harikrishna.bhanushree@cii.in

5 Dec 2018