Defexpo 2020 is focusing on 'Digital Transformation’ and is poised to see larger participation of defence manufacturers from both the public and private sectors, OEMs and MSMEs. The event provides an ideal platform for business, decision-makers and policymakers to interact, to address common concerns and to not only establish India as a defence manufacturing hub but also to bolster the global ecosystem.
Defence Exports Seminar
Exports are vital to sustain the Defence Industrial base in the country. With Indian exports reaching Rs 11,000 Cr recently, the potential and outreach of the Indian Industry needs to be expanded to reach the target of Rs 35,000 exports by 2025. Having foreign delegations with key dignitaries present at the event, SIDM is holding an Export seminar to showcase India’s export policies and Industry strength.
Date: 7 February
India – Korea Defence Industry Seminar
In capitalizing the momentum created in the past year through bilateral seminars and delegations, India and Korea have laid the foundation for a favourable Defence relationship. To foster this relationship, SIDM is holding the India-Korea Defence Industry Seminar. SIDM has signed an MoU with The Korea Defence Industry Association recently.
Date: 7 February
India – France Defence Industry Seminar
With many French players operating in India such as Thales, Dassault and Safran, to name a few, France holds imminent importance in India’s strategic endeavours. The Hon'ble RM recently applauded the French companies for regularly participating in DefExpos organised in India with great energy and enthusiasm. He extended a special invitation to French firms to participate in DefExpo, to apprise participants of the strength, complexity and synergy of the defence industries of both countries, SIDM is holding the India – France Defence Industry Seminar.
SIDM has held 3 major engagements with its MoU Partner GIFAS, the French Aerospace Industry Association, in the past year. SIDM hosted an incoming French delegation in 2018 in Delhi and Bengaluru which was followed by a seminar during Aero-India 2019. SIDM also mounted a strong 17-member delegation to Paris Air Show in June 2019.
Date: 5 February
India – Russia Defence Industry Seminar
Russia has continued to fuel India’s Defence requirement in the past decade with key acquisitions in critical areas. The Russian Govt sees India as a key partner in Defence Trade which is testified by the manufacture of assault rifles in India and the recently signed IGA on indigenous manufacturing. In this light, SIDM is holding the India – Russia Defence Industry Seminar.
SIDM has partnered with the MoD in organizing the India-Russia Military Industrial Conferences since 2017 and has mounted 3 missions in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively.
Date: 6 February
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