Session on Aerospace & Defence 13 February 2017: 1400 - 1550 Hrs, Kalinga-1 Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru

India is one of the fastest growing aviation markets and currently the ninth largest in the world. India is projected to be the third largest aviation market by 2020. In the defence sector, the country has extensive modernization plans and has a favourable policy that promotes enhanced participation of Indian Industry as well as foreign industry through Joint Ventures / Foreign Direct Investment with the aim to “Make in India” – enhance competence and capability of Indian industry via technology inputs of OEMs, and collaboration in design and manufacturing.

Indian industry has the technological capabilities to undertake complex manufacturing required for the sector and offers cost competitiveness. With over 380 universities, 11,200 colleges and 1,500 research institutions, India has the second largest pool of scientists and engineers in the world. Every year, over 2.5 million graduates are added to the workforce, including 300,000 engineers and 150,000 IT professionals. This human resource pool offers unmatched advantage and can be transformed into a huge talent and skill reservoir for the sector. That many foreign OEMs have established their R&D centres for global delivery in India testifies this.

Karnataka is the aerospace hub of India and is an attractive destination for defence manufacturing firms. This session will highlight the investment opportunities in the aerospace and defence sector in India and integration of Indian manufacturers in the global supply chain. The session shall also delve into the capabilities of the local industry which the foreign OEMs can access to fulfil their offset obligations. The session will also seek participants’ valuable views to address the identified challenges facing the Indian manufacturing sector with respect to aerospace and defence.

1330 - 1400 Hrs

1400 - 1405 Hrs
Opening Remarks & Context Setting

Sandeep Maini

Past Chairman, CII Karnataka &

Chairman, Maini Group

1405 - 1415 Hrs
Keynote Address

T Suvarna Raju

Chairman, CII National Committee on Aerospace &

Chairman, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

1415 - 1425 Hrs
Keynote Address

Baba Kalyani

Chief Managing Director

Bharat Forge Ltd

1425 - 1435 Hrs
Keynote Address

Harriett Baldwin

Minister for Defence Procurement

United Kingdom

1435 - 1525 Hrs

Signature Statement by Keynote Panelists

Perspective on creation of Aero and Marine engines manufacturing in India

Imperatives for Indian Aerospace Industry to join Global Aerospace Supply Chain

India as aviation manufacturing hub for domestic and global business – Opportunities and Challenges

Aviation MRO Services - Reflections on two decades of presence in India and plans for future

“Make in India” – Opportunities and Challenges for Foreign Companies in aviation sector

Harnessing Engineering and Software talent pool of India – To take Indian A&D sector into the growth trajectory with Indigenous manufacturing

Krishore Jayaraman


Rolls Royce India

Chris Rao

Managing Director

UTC Aerospace Systems

Phil Shaw

Head & Chief Executive officer

Lockheed Martin India Pvt Ltd

Arijit Ghosh

President & MD

Textron India Inc

Jan Widerstrom


SAAB India Technologies Pvt Ltd

Rajeev Kaul

Group CFO & Managing Director

Aequs Private Ltd


1525- 1535 Hrs
Special Address (Competence and capability of local A&D industry)

Gaurav Gupta I.A.S

Commissioner for Industrial Development

Government of Karnataka

1535-1545 Hrs
Special Address

G Mohan Kumar, IAS

Defence Secretary

Government of India

1545 - 1550 Hrs
Concluding Remarks

Sandeep Maini

Past Chairman, CII Karnataka &

Chairman, Maini Group


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The existing supply chain developed by old-economy aerospace and engineering firms, an investor friendly government with simplified procedures and fast-track business approvals through single window clearance mechanism combine to make Karnataka a very attractive destination for the industry. The State is well positioned to become a hub for the complete aerospace value chain. Time, we leveraged the global capital.

Who should attend?

The C-Suite leadership

Senior members from Aerospace & Defence copmanies and Allid Industries

Heads of Verticals : R & D, Business & Strategy Potential Investors