In the last two years, Defence Sector has evinced interest from the industry in India. While the Indian industry has steadily moved towards capacity building, Foreign OEMs also have shown great enthusiasm to participate in ‘Make in India’ in Defence. Ministry of Defence too has taken path breaking policy initiatives in all domains. Several long pending and critical changes have been made to bring in ease of doing business in Defence procurements. Whether it is relaxation of norms for FDI in Defence or the new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP 2016), Government of India has paved way for creation of robust defence manufacturing in the country. With due focus on higher levels of indigenisation, opportunities in the defence sector are immense, especially for the Indian companies.

In order to create level playing field, Ministry of Defence has already taken several steps and clearly stated ‘order of priority’ for capital procurement. The users are now bound to explore all the options available within the country. The user is also bound to give a justification while opting for Buy & Make or Buy Global cases. CII is of the firm belief that public, including Research and Development Establishments and private sectors should complement each other’s capability & capacity to meet the requirements of the Indian Armed Forces.

The “Directory of Indian Manufacturing Capabilities for Defence and Aerospace” is an attempt to supplement the vision of ‘Make in India’ and toenable greater participation of the Industry in Defence Production. The directory has the listing of potential Indian industry partners along with their capability mapping. This will facilitate bringing the Indian defenceindustry and the related sectors with their capability on a single platform and enable partnerships across the tiers.

This Mapping Tool & Directory makes it unique, as it is designed by experts from various committees of the Ministry of Defence and Indian Armed Forces. The importance of this Mapping Tool & Directory has already been endorsed by the End users, Indian Armed Forces, DPSU’s, OFB and Foreign OEMs. In addition, the directory will provide listing of companies with due mapping of competency and status of certification, product/process approvals and registration with defenceorganisations/industry. This will be done through data analysis by CII’s panel of domain experts. The experts will also guide the listed companies to target the relevant opportunities to expand their business.

This directory will serve as ready reckoner to: