The Future of Indian Defence Equipment Procurement Unveiled This September in London

SMi Group reports: Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS and Denchi Power are the latest to confirm their attendance for the upcoming masterclass on: How to do Business with the Indian Armed Forces this September.

London, United Kingdom, August 14, 2015 --( With a new DPP expected in India this month and a continued push for defence products and services to be ‘made in India,’ this insightful masterclass will be highly beneficial for those targeting exports to the lucrative Indian defence market.

SMi’s masterclass on How to Do Business with the Indian Armed Forces, taking place in London, on the 14th of September 2015, will provide the perfect opportunity for those who are interested in doing business with the Indian Armed Forces with this unique and informative event allowing attendees to understand the procurement process within the armed forces from ‘contact to contract.’ For more information on the event visit

Past attendees (How to do Business with the Indian Armed Forces Masterclass, 9th June 2015, London, UK) include: AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Ltd, Bohemia Interactive Simulations UK, Harquebus LTD, Rolls-Royce Plc, RUAG Switzerland Ltd, Ruslan International, TVS Supply Chain Solutions and UKTI Defence & Security Organisation.

Benefits of Attending in 2015:
· Learn how to navigate the Indian defence market more efficiently
· Understand how to optimise offset opportunities and partner with local industry
· Meet and network with 2 of the most influential senior retired officers from the Indian Armed Forces
· Hear what upcoming requirements will be the most rapid in their need for international defence equipment
· Advance your future business in India and improve geographical expansion of your company and products

How to Do Business with the Indian Armed Forces is proud to be hosted by both Colonel KV Kuber, Indian Army Veteran, Independent Consultant, Aerospace and Defence and Colonel AK Sharma, Former Armoured Regiment Commander, Indian Armed Forces.

Colonel KV Kuber founded and established the Defence Offset Facilitation Agency. Before that he commanded an Electronic Warfare Regiment in operations and has conducted EW operations in Western, and Eastern theatres. He was in the Indian Army, Corps of Signals from 1981 until Jan 2009 and was also the Director, Capital Acquisitions Programs, in MoD from 2005 until 2009. Presently, he is an advisor with HQ DRDO, working with Director DIITM, for Technology Acquisitions and industry Interface and has been an Independent Consultant Aerospace and Defence since Oct 2010.

Colonel AK Sharma is a cavalry officer, he also commanded 74 Armoured Regiment and participated in Operation PARAKRAM. He has held important instructional, staff and command appointments during his career in the Army spanning 27 years, including command of a Training Battalion at the prestigious Indian Military Academy. He was appointed the Dean of Faculty of Studies and Chief Instructor, at the Armoured Corps Centre and School, Ahmednagar and has edited and published a number of books on military matters as well as being an independent defence analyst and consultant.

Those interested are urged to register before 31st August to benefit from the £50 early bird discount.

Alternatively to register visit the website or contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054.

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