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26 Sep 2018

Four years ago, on 15 August, in his address from the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the clarion call for “Make in India”. He said, “come make in India, we have steel, we have discipline, we have resolve; sell anywhere, (but) make in India”. Among the range of opportunities, he highlighted, there was the unmissable “satellites to submarines”, implying immense potential in defence and aerospace.

The “Make in India” initiative is striving to actualize the potential. Some very forward-looking policy directions were promulgated through the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 with emphasis on “self-reliance” and “promoting MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises)”. Concomitantly foreign direct investment (FDI) norms were relaxed from 26% to 49% and up to 100% for state of art technology. The strategic partnership policy was announced in 2017. More recently, Defence Ministry simplified the industry funded development procedure (Make-II). A new defence production policy that is under deliberation aims to achieve self-reliance in 13 systems latest by 2025. The draft policy has unambiguous targets—achieve a turnover of Rs.1.7 trillion in defence sector by 2025, with an additional investment of Rs. 70,000 Cr, creating two-three million jobs. The defence export target is set at Rs. 35,000 Cr.

It is with this background, Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) is organizing its “Annual Session – Self Reliance is Crucial for India’s Defence & Security” on 26 September 2018 at The Taj Mahal HotelNew Delhi. The Annual session will have two plenaries focusing on “India: Set to be a Strong and Resilient Defence Manufacturing Hub” and “State Governments Incentivise Defence Industries”.

Notable dignitaries who have been invited include Secretary (DP), DG (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence; DG (PC & SI), DRDO, Deputy Chiefs of three services and Industry Secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh for the interactive sessions focussing on the themes stated above.

For more information, or to register for the event, please contact deepak.juneja@cii.in or sumit.rajput@cii.in 

26 Sep 2018

SIDM was constituted in August 2017 with the objective to be the apex Industry Association representing the defence industry in the country. Backed by strong Industry leadership the Society is playing a proactive role as an advocate, catalyst, and facilitator for the growth and capability building of the defence industry in India, working together with Governments at the Centre and in the states, armed forces, think tanks, academia and research institutes. SIDM’s values of ‘India First’, ‘One Voice’ and ‘Self Reliant for Security’ are our guiding principles.

In a short span of time, SIDM has carved a niche for itself with the Government at the Centre as well as with the Three Services. We are being increasingly represented on all relevant Committees set up by the Ministry of Defence (Production and Acquisition) as also the platforms being promoted at the Centre and across the states to spur the Defence manufacturing. 

As an industry body, our membership is our strength, and we are happy to share that the response from industry, to join SIDM is very encouraging.

Since inception, SIDM has taken number of initiatives, working closely with Ministry of Defence and three services on a range of issues, such as Simplification of Make II Procedure, Defence Industrial License, Offsets Management, Import Restrictions and Licensing Requirement for Trials, Testing Facilities, Simplification of Process of Award of Contracts, Import Substitution, Public Procurement Policy for Defence Supply and development of Defence Corridors in UP and Tamil Nadu.   

Collaborations between Indian defence industry and their counterparts abroad has been provided impetus with several Interactions during the year, such as UK-India Defence Partnership Seminar, India-Sweden Defence Industry Day, Indo-French Defence & Aerospace Cooperation, India-Russia Military Industrial Conference and defence industry delegation to Russia (International Military Technical Forum ‘ARMY 2018’) and UK (Farnborough Air Show) earlier this year.

The First Annual General Meeting of the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) will be held on 26 September 2018 from 1130 to 1230 Hrs at Diwan-e-Aam, The Taj Mahal Hotel, No. 1, Man Singh Road, New Delhi.

Further details about the other programmes being organised alongside the AGM will be shared with members through email in coming days.

The Agenda will be as follow:

1.    Review by the President

2.    Adoption of Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018

3.    Constitution of the Executive Council 2018-19

4.    Appointment of Auditors

5.    Adoption of Election Rules & appointment of Election Officer for Executive Council Election 2019-20

6.    Any Other Business


SIDM Members are requested to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Society and confirm their attendance by ​contacting deepak.juneja@cii.in or sumit.rajput@cii.in 

27 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018
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.

13 Feb 2019 to 16 Feb 2019