Indian Armed Forces Former Armoured Regiment Commander to discuss India's new Defence Procurement Procedure in April

Top Quote SMi Group reports : Colonel AK Sharma will host SMi Group's masterclass on How to Do Business with the Indian Armed Forces on 5 April, 2016. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 30, 2016 - SMi Group's unique and informative timely masterclass on How To Do Business With the Indian Armed Forces will provide the perfect platform to discuss and analyse implications of the impending promulgation of India's new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) with major reforms changing 'Government - Vendor' relationships to 'Government - Partner' relationships, and providing a level playing field to all stakeholders involved in the procurement of military hardware.

    This must-attend masterclass will be hosted by Colonel AK Sharma, Former Armoured Regiment Commander from the Indian Armed Forces who will describe in detail the existing and forthcoming offset arrangements needed to enter this lucrative market.

    Col Sharma 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 Battallion at the prestigious Indian Military Academy. He was appointed the Dean of Facuty of Studies and Chief Instructor at the Armoured Corps Centre and School, Ahmednagar. He founded the faculty to encourage and promote R&D and spirit of innovation. He left service in 2007 and started publishing 'South Asia Defence & Strategic Review', a bimonthly journal focussing on military and security affairs in the region. He has edited an published a number of books on military matters and an independent defence analyst and consultant.

    Now returning to London for the 3rd time, this unique masterclass series has already been attended by over 25 different leading defence companies including: Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Ruag, Kongsberg, Vectronix, Century Arms, Ruslan International, and many more.

    Benefits of attending:
    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 one 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

    For details on the masterclass and to register visit If you are interested in attending please book your seat as soon as possible as places are limited.

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