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

Event Information:

  • Thu, Dec 12 2019 To Fri, Dec 13 2019
  • New Delhi


4th International Seminar and Exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems

‘Make in India - Fight Category: Opportunities and Imperatives’ 

12 - 13 December 2019, New Delhi

India’s quintessential maritime character and vital geostrategic location are twin factors that have defined her growth as a nation and evolution as a civilisation. The Indian Navy today remains the principal manifestation of India’s maritime power and plays a central role in safeguarding and prompting her security and national interests in the maritime domain. The Navy’s roles and responsibilities have also expanded significantly over the years in response to changing geo-economic and geostrategic circumstances. These roles necessitate a wide inventory of weapon systems that cater to India’s security-cum-threat calculus.

Today, there is a wider acknowledgement of the role the Navy can play in enhancing maritime security in the region and nation-building. With an intent to convert defence expenditure into an investment to fuel growth, the Indian Navy is at the forefront of promoting indigenous defence manufacturing and has been collaborating with the private sector to achieve self-reliance. The ‘Make in India’ initiative, setting up of defence industrial corridors and access of defence testing facilities to Indian Industries are significant programmes of the Govt of India. These initiatives are aimed at providing Indian Industries with opportunities in the domestic as well as the global arena to enter into strategic partnerships with the foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and DRDO to harness avenues in technology-intensive ‘Fight’ category.

The Indian Navy’s capability development plan envisages induction of several types of surface, air and sub-surface platforms through the frameworks provided in Defence Procurement Procedure 2016. The programmes include acquisition of ‘Naval Utility Helicopters’, ‘Diesel Electric Conventional Submarines’ under the strategic partnership model, ‘ASW Helicopters’ under G-to-G model and several shipbuilding programmes such as ‘New Generation Missile Corvettes’, ‘Mine Counter Measures Vessels’ under ‘Make in India’ category. MSMEs are observed to have been excelling in many avenues. Requirements of Armament and Weapon systems for Naval programmes are huge business opportunities for Indian MSMEs, Indian and foreign Industries (public as well as private) and for creation of a consortium that could work together for the realisation of complete systems, rather than being confined to sub/sub-subsystem.

In order to provide opportunity for exchange of ideas, create awareness and identify emerging prospects for Indian / International defence industry in domain of Naval weapon systems, Directorate General of Naval Armament Inspection (DGNAI), Indian Navy in association with the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) & Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising an International Seminar and Exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems, ‘NAVARMS-2019’ with the theme ‘Make in India – Fight Category’: Opportunities and Imperatives, at New Delhi on 12-13 December 2019.

Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff has kindly consented to be present in the inaugural session of the seminar.

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 users.

NAVARMS - 2019 will be a two-day event spread over 6 plenary sessions as under: 

  • Session I: Opportunities for Industry in Naval Weapon Systems - 2030 
  • Session II: Needs and Concerns of the User and Industry
  • Session III: Naval Weapon Systems - Modern Trends and Technology in Upgrade & Upkeep
  • Session IV: Panel Discussion on Government Policy Initiatives to Encourage Indigenisation
  • Session V: Building of Indigenous Capability through Collaborative Approach between Industry, R&D organizations and Indian Navy

The objective of the seminar is: 

  • To identify means and ways for energizing Indian Navy’s Fight category sector.
  • To seek Industry support for capital and revenue requirements.
  • To leverage the potential of start-ups and incubators for Defence R&D and Product realization
  • To identify any impediments to a mutually beneficial partnership between the industry and the government.


To enable companies to gain maximum benefit from this platform, a parallel technology display is also being organized to demonstrate Industry’s capabilities to the key users. For more information, please contact /

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Delegate Registration Fee

  • INR 8,000/- per delegate for SIDM/CII Members 
  • INR 7,000/- per participant for 2 or more nominations (SIDM/CII Members only) 
  • INR 10,000/- per delegate for Non-Members 
  • USD 300 per delegate for companies not registered in India (May be converted to INR on the payment gateway) 

The fees mentioned above are inclusive of all taxes.

Please note that participation of foreign nationals at this conference is subject to security clearance from the competent authority.

Foreign Nationals are requested to submit the ‘Security Clearance Form’ to along with with a soft copy of their visa and passport latest by 30th November 2019.

To download the security clearance form please click here.