Upcoming Events

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

5 Sep 2018 to 6 Sep 2018

The Indian Aerospace Industry is going through an interesting phase with `Make in India' initiative goading entrepreneurs to innovate and produce for India, finally graduating to exports.  IAF is expected to spend $150 billion on aircraft and Aero Engines over the next 15 years, growing at an annual rate of 10-15%. Of the USD 100 bn projected expenditure on defence equipment in the next 5-10 years, USD 20 bn is likely to be reserved for military aircraft alone. Global majors are making a beeline to get a share of the pie, a trend evident from the huge response to the Request for Information (RFI), floated for fighter aircrafts. Same applies to large helicopter procurements planned for other Services. The Defence Industrial Corridors that will shape the overall defence eco-system would have aerospace entities as major residents. It is in our interest that Indian entities, including MSMEs, cash-in on the resultant offsets accruing from the contracts. 

In order to accelerate the` Make in India’ movement, feedback from the industry would be vital.  Towards this, the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS)along with Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM)/ Confederation of Indian Industry and Indian Air Force (IAF) will be organizing ‘The 13thInternational Conference on Energising Indian Aerospace Industry: Mapping the Change’on 05-06 September 2018. The conference, would bring together Government officials, serving Armed Forces officers, captains of industry (both Indian and foreign), MSMEs, academia and the users to discuss action points that could assist policymakers and stakeholders including the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Defence, National Security Council, Dept of MSMEs et al.

The themes of various sessions of the Conference will be as under:-

(a)   Session I: Capital Procurements (with a special session with the Deputy Chief of Air Staff who looks after IAF’s capital acquisitions).

(b)  Session II: Make in India Initiative: Where do we stand?

(c)   Session III: Make in India: Opportunities in Repair & Overhaul (with a special session with the Air Officer-in-charge Maintenance who looks after IAF’s maintenance and revenue budget). 

(d)  Session IV: Defence Industrial Corridors (outreach by State Governments who have set up these special zones).

(e)   Session V: Expectations from the Government (with a special address by Joint Secretary (DIP) in Dept of Defence Production).

(f)   Session VI: MSMEs: The Real Movers of Aerospace Industry.

(g)  Session VII: Panel Discussion with captains of major aerospace industries.

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 about branding opportunities please contact: sumit.rajput@cii.in / divya.chopra@cii.in


Delegate participation


­     INR 9,000 /- per delegate for SIDM/ CII SME Member

­     INR 11,000/- per delegate for SIDM/ CI Large Scale Members

­     INR 8,000/- per participant for 2 or more nominations- (SIDM/ CII Member)

­     INR 12,000/- per delegate for Non- Members

­     USD 500 per delegate for companies not registered in India


The fee mentioned above is inclusive of tax.

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