The need for self-reliance in the defence sector has long been realised and has been given fresh impetus by the Ministry of Defence(MoD)’s' third positive indigenisation list. However long-standing delays in the procurement have been an issue plaguing the Indian armed forces.

The feasibility of complete indigenisation along with the timelines are still questionable, and the stakeholders need to spend time to chalk this out clearly.

The Ministry of Defence is laying stepping stones for 'Atamanirbharta' in defence through the indigenization.

Several bold steps have been taken by the government towards encouraging domestic manufacturing in the defence sector. Such consistent policy thrust has reduced the defence import bill by a third during the period – 2011-15 and 2016-20.

In this webinar organised by Express Defence, industry stakeholders and policymakers will come together to discuss the role of private players in making India self-reliant in defence manufacturing. Experts from the world of defence and aerospace will deliberate opportunities as well as challenges faced by the industry, and outlook of the sector in mid to long term.  

Recorded Session

Discussion Tracks

Role of private players in Indigenisation
Policy Push
Making India Atmanirbhar in Defence Manufacturing
Challenges and opportunities ahead
Way Forward/ Outlook


Amit Cowshish

Ex-Financial Advisor Acquistions
Ministry of Defence

Commodore Anil Jai Singh

Vice President
Indian Maritime Foundation

Air Marshal Nirdosh V Tyagi

Former Deputy Chief of Air Staff

Pavitra Goel

Director & GM
Light & Strong & Lohia Aerospace Systems

Lt Gen Dr Subrata Saha

Former Member NSAB, Deputy Chief

N Raveeswaran

Head- Aerospace & Defence Strategic Business
Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd

Huma Siddiqui

Senior Journalist
Financial Express

Manish Kumar Jha

Deputy Editor
Financial Express

Who should attend ?

Personnel from Army Navy and Aerospace
Industry Representatives
Policy Makers & bureaucrats
Senior leadership of MSMEs

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