Upcoming Events

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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.

SIDM shall be taking an Indian Industry Delegation to Army 2018. For more information on SIDM Delegation to ARMY 2018, Pl write to avnish.patnaik@cii.in

27 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018
11 Oct 2018 to 12 Oct 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.

18 Dec 2018
13 Feb 2019 to 16 Feb 2019