FICCI in association with Centre for Joint Warfare Studies ( CENJOWS ) is pleased to announce International Conference on Small Arms: From Current Paradigm on Small Arms to Next Level to be held on 20th February 2020, FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi.
The requirement of Small Arms for 1.2 Million Indian Army and nearly the same numbers for Paramilitary along with State Police Forces makes it a huge number of requirements. Currently needs are being fulfilled either by Ordnance Factory Board and Imports from Foreign OEMs across the world. The total number of small arms held by the Armed Forces, Para Military Forces and Police Forces are about 4 million pieces. Indian Army has more than 350 Infantry and 100 Special Forces Battalions and additional requirements of Indian Air Forces, Indian Navy, Central Armed Police Forces comprising Assam Rifles, Border Security Force, Indo Tibetan Border Police, Central Reserve Police Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Sashastra Seema Bal and National Security Guard makes a huge requirements.
Total projected requirements for small arms for the next 15 years are likely to be around 2 Million and estimated worth of USD 10-12 Billion Dollars. Over the last few years Indian Armed Forces and Central Paramilitary Forces has raised more than 36 Global RFI / RFPs. The conference intends to focus on discussing the roadmap for creating India as Small Arms manufacturing hub covering both Small Arms and Light weapons like Revolver, Pistols, Rifles, Carbines, Machine Guns, Assault Rifles, Light Machine Guns etc (Small Arms) and Heavy Machine Guns, Hand Held Under Barrel Grenade Launchers, Portable Anti Aircraft Guns & Missiles Systems, Portable Anti-Tank Missiles & Mortar etc (Light Arms).
Key Industry issues on Policies, Indigenisation, self-reliance, exports, timely awarding of contracts, FTP and PPP models will be covered in the seminar. Key officials from Ministry of Defence, Indian Armed Forces, Special Forces and Central Paramilitary Forces will speak about their requirements and opportunities for Industry. Conference will be attended by members from Indian Defence Industry, Foreign OEMs and stakeholders from Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces & Central Paramilitary Forces, HQIDS, OFB, DRDO and Foreign Military Attaches.
Your organisation being a key stakeholder for Make in India for Small Arms, we look forward to your support and active participation at the conference. Excellent opportunities are also available for exhibiting and branding at the seminar. Enclosed please find the registration form and sponsorship options for your ready reference.