The Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) and Defence IQ welcomes you to join us in New Delhi later this year (26-27 June) - along with key stakeholders from India’s major vehicle procurements in order to define the way forward for India’s FICV, FRCV, LAM-V & LSV programmes.
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The newly formed Society of Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) is a key partner and strong supporter of the Armoured Vehicles India conference. As major procurement programmes are underway in the armoured vehicles space, the aim of the SIDM is to simplify the process and eliminate risks for foreign companies to get involved in it through a 'Strategic Partnership Model'. Our chairman is Lieutenant General Subrata Saha, PVSM, UYSM, YSM, VSM** (Retd) and Secretary & Director General of the organisation. Here he explains all about the SIDM: from its creation, to the support it provides for both local and international industry and his advice for foreign companies wishing to bidding for business in India.
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Lt Gen Williamson is military deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and director of Acquisition Career Management. Here, he speaks to Defence IQ's Richard de Silva about the current armoured vehicle procurement strategy as it wrestles with budget constraints and issues of interoperability.
Brigadier (Rtd) Ben Barry, OBE, Senior Fellow Land Warfare, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), discusses the dynamic changes taking place in the global armoured vehicles domain, including the address of balance between light and heavy vehicles and the manner in which artillery is impacting the field, particularly in relation to the conflicts in Eastern Ukraine and the Middle East.