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  • Fall 2011 - #2 Contact: india.commerce@international.gc.ca India Bulletin: Defence and Security Read our sectoral bulletins for up-to-date news and opportunities from one of the world’s fastest growing markets.India will be importing nearly $70 billion worth of military and homeland security products and services over the next five years.Why India? What Canadian products and expertise are inThe Government of India plans to spend $260 billion over demand in India?the next ten years on defence procurement to modernize Integrated marine control and simulation products: It isIndia’s defence forces. Homeland security has become an expected that the Indian Navy will require these as it plansextremely serious and pressing concern for India, to acquire three aircraft carriers and 60 major combat shipsespecially after the terrorist attacks on Mumbai in 2008, (including frigates, destroyers, corvettes, offshore patrolHence, modernization and equipment acquisition are top vessels and other survey vessels, and submarines) by 2022.priorities for the Indian military and security services andglobal defence majors are flocking to India to take Maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) operations: Theadvantage of this opportunity. Indian Air Force is planning to acquire 180 aircraft over the next few years. Significant opportunities exist for CanadianIndia is one of the world’s largest spenders on defence and firms to partner with Indian firms for creating MRO facilities.security. Nearly 70 percent of hardware used by the Indianmilitary is imported. The rest is sourced from domestic Radio interceptors and jammers: There are opportunitiessuppliers such as state-owned corporations and ordinance for manufacturers of radio interceptors and jammers andfactories. other state-of-the-art communications devices that can be used in support of counter-terrorism efforts.In 2011, the Government of India published a compendiumon defence procurement procedures (DPP); encouraging Early warning security and surveillance systems: Theprivate sector firms to manufacture equipment required by terror attacks on Mumbai in 2008 exposed gaps in thedefence forces. This move is expected to update defence security of India’s 7516 kilometre-long coastline. Solutions totechnology more quickly, introduce greater transparency in this issue are of key interest to the Government of India.procurement, result in advance notification of tenders andbroaden the vendor base. For more information contact: india.commerce@international.gc.ca.The DPP has opened up opportunities for Canadian firmsto offer their niche technology to Indian private sector firms What are the key recent trends andthat manufacture defence equipment and to participate in developments in this market?global tenders announced by the Government of India. As per DPP 2011, offset policy guidelines for eligible products and services have been expanded to include civilCanadian firms can also offer components, parts and sub- aerospace, internal security, and training. This has allowedassemblies to global corporations doing business in India foreign defence suppliers greater room to discharge theirsuch as Boeing (C-17 Globemaster III airlifters and P-81 contractual obligations involving the military.long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft), LockheedMartin (likely to secure an order for 6 more C-130Js ), BAE Eligible civil aerospace subsectors include aircraft (airSystems (57 Hawk training aircrafts), Raytheon (automated frames, air engines, aircraft components, avionics, aircraftair traffic management systems for the Indian Air Force), design and engineering services), aircraft material andThales (advanced fire control systems, avionics), and L3 technical publications. A wide range of weapons and(comprehensive integrated platform management system counter-terrorism applications have also been included infor anti-submarine warfare Corvettes). the eligibility list under internal security. Indian defence offsets are expected to present opportunities worth $25 billion over the next five years.
  • The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Everywhere You Do Business How can I learn more?Upcoming Events In the News  "India clears $275 mn order for T-72 tank recovery1. International Fire and Security Exposition India 2011 vehicles," The Economic Times, October 13, 2011 (IFSEC India 2011)  "Mahindra Aerospace, Eurocopter ink MoU," EconomicDates: December 8 - 10, 2011 Times, July 26 2011Venue: Pragati Maidan, New DelhiOrganiser: Society of Automotive Engineers India  "Mahindra Satyam sets up research unit for Swedish firmWebsite: ifsecindia.com Saab," The Hindu Business Line, October 21, 2011  "L&T set to partner Hindustan Shipyard" BusinessIFSEC India is India’s most important annual exhibition for Standard, September 21, 2011commercial and homeland security products andtechnologies. The event, which sets the agenda for the  "BEML Aerospace targeting aircraft offsets biz," Thefuture, attracts exhibitors and visitors from across India and Hindu Business Line, September 23, 2011hosts pavilions from many countries. The exhibition is visitedby worlds top security experts, decision makers and securityprofessionals from diverse sectors. Useful Links2. Defence Exposition India 2012 Indian Army indianarmy.nic.inDates: March 29 - April 1, 2012Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi Indian AirForceOrganiser: Defence Exhibitions Organization, Ministry of indianairforce.nic.inDefenceWebsite: defexpoindia.in Indian Navy indiannavy.nic.inDefexpo India is a biennial event and will be India’s largestinternational military exhibition in 2012. It will showcase the Ministry of Home Affairsland and sea capabilities of the Indian defence sector. mha.nic.inCompanies from around the world will display the latesttechnologies related to defence and security. DefExpo2010 attracted 650 exhibitors and the occupied an area of30,000 square metres. Over 40 official delegations fromacross the world; including 14 ministerial delegations;attended the event. The United States, the UnitedKingdom, and Israel had their own pavilions. Note: At the time of publication all links were active. For more information on the Defence and Security sector consult the Defence and Security Sector Profile – India (see tradecommissioner.gc.ca/India) Want to know more? Contact the Defence and Security Sector Team in India at india.commerce@international.gc.ca