Session on India Australia Defence Industry Cooperation in Changed IOR Geopolitics

Event Information:

  • Thu, Sep 23 2021
  • Virtual Platform

Session on India Australia Defence Industry Cooperation in Changed IOR Geopolitics

23 September 2021 | 1000 – 1100 hrs IST | Virtual Platform

The pathbreaking changes in recent times precipitated by the major happenings in the Indo-Pacific region has propelled India & Australia to pursue a closer bilateral relationship. The formation of the QUAD, AUKUS and the 2+2 meet highlight the growing business opportunities for the defence Industries of India and Australia.

It is now time to convert challenges in this Geopolitical arena, into opportunities for the Indian & Australian Defence Industries and enhance collaborative partnerships among the two countries in this domain.

Towards this, SIDM is organising a discussion on “India Australia Defence Industry Cooperation in Changed IOR Geopolitics” on 23 September 2021, from 1000-1050 Hrs via Virtual Platform. Following the discussion, an MOU for collaborative partnership will be signed between the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) and Australia International Defence Network (AIDN).

The Session will bring together senior government officials of the respective High Commissions and Industry leaders where perspectives on strategic and commercial interests will be discussed. Key Speaker are - 

  • Capt (IN) Akhilesh Menon, Defence Advisor, Indian High Commission in Australia
  • Sarah Kirlew, Consul General Australian Consulate-General, Chennai
  • Mr Anil Wadhwa, Former Secretary, MEA India, Ex-Ambassador Italy, Poland, Oman and Author: Australia Economic Strategy 2020
  • Lt Gen PR Shankar PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Former DG Artillary, Prof IIT Madras and Co-Founder CASA Forum
  • Mr Graham Priestnall, Chairman, AIDN
  • Mr Brent Clark, CEO, AIDN
  • Mr Abhay Mehta, Head, CII office in Melbourne
  • Mr Jayant Patil,  President, SIDM
  • Mr Sunil Misra, DG, SIDM

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