Powerful Performance


23 Dec 2019

Powerful Performance

NAVARMS 2019 - 4th International Seminar and Exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems

12 Dec 2019 to 13 Dec 2019

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Powerful Performance


26 Nov 2019 to 27 Nov 2019

Powerful Performance

Armoured Vehicle India Seminar cum Equipment Display

20 Nov 2019 to 21 Nov 2019

Powerful Performance

SIDM Annual Session 2019 “Make in India – Achieving A 26 Billion US$ Defence Industry by 2025”

17 Sep 2019

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Directory of Indian Manufacturing Capabilities

An online Directory of Indian Manufacturing Capabilities for Defence and Aerospace, developed by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), provides a platform to companies to showcase their achievements in developing indigenous defence products

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Global Tenders

Globally, defence manufacturing companies and governments invite bids through tenders. In an effort to facilitate Indian companies’ participation in these tenders, SIDM provides access to global tenders.

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Domestic Tenders

Having liberalized defence manufacturing, the Government of India periodically releases Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and Requests for Information (RFIs). SIDM encourages manufacturing companies to participate in such government projects and provides timely alerts about the opportunities.

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Indigenisation Opportunity

One of the measures taken as part of the government's efforts to encourage private industry to venture into design & development and manufacture of weapons is releasing a list of defence equipment available for indigenization on a regular basis. SIDM collates such opportunities for the benefit of industry.

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Make in India Projects / Innovations / Challenges

Latest News

  • Tata Lockheed to be ready with F16 wings by October 2020

    Tata Lockheed to be ready with F16 wings by October 2020 Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL), a joint venture between $50 billion Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), is gearing up to roll out the first F16 wing by October 2020 from its Hyderabad facility.

  • Indian Army requires 200 armoured fighting vehicles for Pakistan border

    Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, the Indian Army is looking for close to 200 armoured fighting vehicles for deployment in different sectors in the frontier with Pakistan.The army recently announced its plan to procure 198 wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) for reconnaissance and support to tank regiments in mechanised warfare.

  • Govt inked 180 defence deals worth Rs 1.96 trn with Indian firms in 5 yrs

    Defence Ministry has signed more than 180 contracts valued at over Rs 1,96,000 crore with the Indian industry since 2014 while a few are in the pipeline to be signed in the near future.“A contract for manufacture of Frigates under Project P 17A was signed in February 2015 with Mazagon Dockyards Limited (MDL), Mumbai valued at Rs.

  • INS Vikrant aircraft carrier to be based in Vizag

    Eastern Naval Command will soon have MiG-29 fighter aircraft squadron. Initially, it will be a training facility and subsequently it will be an operational squadron, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) Flag Officer Commanding-in- Chief Vice Admiral AK Jain said here on Tuesday.Addressing mediapersons on board INS Jalashwha on the eve of Navy Day, Vice Admiral Jain said INS Vikrant aircraft carrier will be based at Vizag and land has already been identified for its berthing facility.

  • Sale of MK-45 guns will improve India’s capability to meet threats: Pentagon

    Sale of MK-45 guns will improve India’s capability to meet threats: Pentagon The Pentagon said on Wednesday that the proposed sale of MK-45 naval guns to India will improve the country’s capability to meet current and future threats.

  • Rafales must fly in with Meteor air-to-air missiles, India tells France

    Rafales must fly in with Meteor air-to-air missiles, India tells France India has asked France to arm the first four Rafale fighters with the top-notch Meteor air-to-air missiles, which, with a strike range of 120 to 150-km, can outgun any missile that can be unleashed by Pakistani or Chinese jets.

  • INS Kalvari to get DRDO developed AIP system in 2024-25

    INS Kalvari to get DRDO developed AIP system in 2024-25 The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed fuel cell-based Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) for Indian Naval Submarines recently crossed several milestones in technology maturity and as per report prepared by Business Standard, INS Kalvari the first of the Scorpene submarine already inducted in the Indian Navy will be getting AIP systems in 2024-25 when it is due for mid-life refit.

  • Navy requests government for additional funds, cuts 200-ship requirement

    The Indian Navy has approached the government for additional funds amid a severe financial crunch that is forcing it to ‘rationalise’ and reduce its critical requirements. The navy has reworked its plan of having 200 warships by 2027, in view of its fund crunch.

  • Indian Air Force to get deadly Akash missiles! Places order for 7 squadrons of Made-in-India missile system

    Indian Air Force to get deadly Akash missiles! Places order for 7 squadrons of Made-in-India missile system Satisfied by the consistent and reliable performance by the indigenous Akash Missile System, Surface to Air Missile (SAM) an additional order for seven more squadrons have been placed by the Indian Air Force recently.

  • Navy’s long-term plan is to have three aircraft carriers: Navy chief

    The Navy’s long-term plan is to have three aircraft carriers, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Tuesday, and added that the first indigenous aircraft carrier will be fully operational by 2022. Admiral Singh, speaking at an annual press conference, also assured the nation that the Navy is fully prepared to deal with national security challenges.The Navy’s long-term plan is to have three aircraft carriers, he said.

  • India to Sign $2 Bln Romeo Helicopters Deal with the US: Indian Navy Chief

    The Indian Navy has been waiting for years to replace its decades-old multi-role naval SeaKing helicopters which it acquired in 1978.

  • Air Chief backs induction of more Netra AEW&CS

    According to the latest media reports Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria has backed the induction of more ‘NETRA’ Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS) in the fleet. IAF already operates Two `Netra’ early warning aircraft mounted on the ERJ 145 airframe and the third one is currently with DRDO which likely will be transferred to IAF after being used as a Technological demonstrator for the AWACS India program.

  • 'Make In India' Defence Projects Worth Rs 3.5 Lakh Crore Stuck - Projects Worth 3.5 Lakh Crore Stuck

    None of the major ‘Make in India’ projects in the defence arena, ranging from new-generation stealth submarines, minesweepers and light utility helicopters to infantry combat vehicles, transport aircraft and fighter jets, have actually taken off

  • India bolsters military with new weapons, aircraft

    India has approved the procurement of weapons and equipment worth 228 billion rupees to bolster its armed forces. Among them are six additional Poseidon-8I long-range patrol aircraft to be procured from the United States for its navy and additional indigenous Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

  • HSL poised to deliver India’s first missile tracking ship in New Year

    HSL poised to deliver India’s first missile tracking ship in New Year India’s first missile tracking ship being built at Hindustan Shipyard Limited is in advanced stage of construction. It is expected to be New Year gift to the Indian Navy, if the indications available at the HSL, a Ministry of Defence enterprise, hold water.

  • To counter mines, Navy explores unmanned, underwater options

    The Navy is exploring alternative methods to protect its warships and ports as plans to procure a new class of mine hunting warships — in the works since 2005 have seen limited movement.Sources told ET

  • Rafale to land in Bengal in May 2020

    One of the first batches of Rafale aircraft will land in May next year in West Bengal where the second squadron of the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircrafts (MMRCA) of the Indian Air Force is going to be raised at Hasimara Air Force Station in Alipurduar.

  • Mi-171A2 helicopter certified in India and Colombia

    The Mi-171A2 helicopter is certified in India and Colombia. This allows the Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation to begin export deliveries of the latest modifications to a multifunctional civilian helicopter. The Department of Civil Aviation of India has confirmed that the standard design of the Mi-171A2 helicopter meets the requirements of the country’s civil aviation (CAR).

  • DAC approves procurement of anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8I for Indian Navy

    The Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by Union Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, on Thursday approved the acquisition of medium range anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8I for the Indian Navy.“The DAC approved the procurement of medium range anti-submarine warfare P-8I aircraft for the Navy.

  • Government okays over Rs 22,000-crore military project deal

    India on Thursday set the ball rolling for purchasing weapons and systems worth Rs 22,800 crore to enhance the military’s capabilities, a defence ministry spokesperson said.The Defence Acquisition Council, the defence ministry’s top procurement body, green-lit the indigenous development and manufacturing of thermal imaging night sights for assault rifles to bolster the Make in India initiative.

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