Svipja's Training & Development Practice

Our Training and Development Practice helps high-tech professionals in Defence and Aerospace Industry. www.svipja.com/ refers.

We also empanel Offset Consultants with Industry knowledge in A & D. You could fill Your 'Resume' on
http://www.svipja.com/careers.php , or 'Join as a Consultant' on www.indiandefenceindustry.com/


Steps in Our Offset Process

Step 1: Acquaint Yourself first on Offset business. Please visit www.IndianDefenceIndustry.com , its connected Blogs and www.svipja.com in addition to other subject matter elsewhere. Offset Partnership and projects go thru rigorous 'Due Diligence' / 'Gate Reviews' by Vendors / Obligors.

Step 2: Register online on www.IndianDefenceIndustry.com using Internet Explorer to be part of the database of the Defence Industry. We are developing a consortium of MSMEs globally with India focus for them to participate in Aerospace and Defence direct and indirect Offset Projects.

Step 3: Obtain Industrial License, if required. We take Advisory on Products / Services to target, Capacity Creation, JV and Capital Structure incl FDI & Technology Agreements, etc.

Step 4: Become Industrial Sector Partner (ISP) of Svipja/India. We will guide the ISP firms go through qualified vendor registration process for Supply Chains of aerospace & defence firms.

Some of these steps could be attempted concurrently.


1. Yearly Membership Fee for Registering on the Site and using e-Marketplace Engine for Buying/Selling and accessing Info System, is as indicated in Tariffs on the Site.This is variable.

2. Separate Fee for Offset Consulting / Industrial Co-operation would apply. Contact svipja@gmail.comfor further details.

3. Addl Fee will apply in case of market research, study and other services.


1. Svipja provides guidance to the ISP on project suitability and document/plan preparation for the Gate Review Process, and its Presentation as required.

2. Svipja does not take responsibility for offset fund allotment to ISPs. This is decided by A & D Major Company based on the capability of the ISP to meet the needs of the A & D Major.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Panel Proposes Further Changes in the Defence Acquisition System

A high-level committee, the Defence Expenditure Review Committee (DERC), looking into defence expenditure has recommended a host of sweeping reforms, including a hike in the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the defence sector to 49%, and divestment of defence public sector units (PSUs).

The DERC has made far reaching recommendations in our Acquisition System, such as:

  • The Govt should encourage the private sector to take over foreign defence firms.Consider setting up a sovereign wealth fund to assist this activity.
  • A five-fold increase in the financial powers of the defence minister -- up to Rs 500 Crores.
  • For accountability, transparency and efficiency, time-bound disinvestment plans should be worked out for each PSU.
  • Across the board increase in FDI limit to 49% with the provision for a case by case enhancement to 74%-100%.
  • Extensive use of ICT in the defence procurement processes.
  • Compress the time between RFI and actual procurement.
  • Read the full Report: DERC Panel Proposals

    Brigadier (Retired) Sukhwindar Singh

    Friday, December 18, 2009

    DRDO & MOD Units for Self-Reliance and Self-Sufficiency

    No country would wish to part with its state-of-the-art front line technology know how despite any arrangements. Technology leadership in Aerospace and Defence is a 'strategic tool' and an instrument of policy dictation. This basic fact is reiterated.

    Under these terms, we need to view our indigenous capabilities and the fact that we are a large-sized country which can not remain dependent on imports. It has its implications, strategic, developmental and financial. DRDO and MOD Units' Role needs to be viewed in this context; any advocacy contrary to it notwithstanding.

    Aerospace and Defence capability can not be seen as a business proposition alone by large-sized countries including India in complex power play game.

    The Defence Minister's stance on the DRDO & MOD Units is timely.

    Click to read the full Report: DRDO & Govt. Units for Self-Reliance and Self-Sufficiency

    Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global Solution for Offsets)
    Credit: USIBC News & Its Agencies.

    Thursday, December 17, 2009

    Mahindra Buys Two Australia Aerospace Firms

    Mahindra & Mahindra and India's Kotak Private Equity had bought majority stakes in component firm Aerostaff Australia and aircraft maker Gippsland Aeronautics for 1.75 billion rupees ($37.5 million). Aerostaff supplies components to companies such as Boeing, Airbus, but the firms were not in a position to scale up their operations.

    Australian firms would get a small upfront payment, some shares in the group's aerospace unit, and be eligible for milestone payments. Mahindra coming in with capital, they will have the ability to scale up and able to duplicate the facilities in India.

    Mahindra are eyeing a potential $100 billion Indian defence market over the next 10 years.

    Click to read the full Report: Mahindra Eyeing Offsets

    Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global Solution for Offsets)
    Credit: Reuters India.

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009

    Ten Defence Offset Contracts Signed

    Government today said about ten offset contracts worth Rs 8,909 crores have been signed under Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) with weapons making companies from countries like Russia, Israel and the United States.

    "About 10 offset contracts have been signed so far under the DPP. The companies with which the offset contracts have been signed include Rosoboronexport and RAC MiG from Russia, Lockheed Martin and Boeing from the US, Israel Aerospace Industries and Elta from Israel and Fincantieri from Italy," Defence Minister A K Antony said in a written reply to a Lok Sabha query.

    Read the full Report: Ten Defence Offset Contracts Signed

    Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global Solution for Offsets)
    Credit: Business Standard

    Tuesday, December 15, 2009

    Engine for Tejas, Imported and Indigenous

    European Aerospace Company, Eurojet, and America's General Electric (GE) has submitted offset proposals for their bids for Tejas engines of LCA to the MOD on Friday, 11 Dec, a day before the deadline expires -- Dec 12.

    Eurojet, which will be supplying its EJ200 for the new LCA Tejas, appears to have got clearance from Nato Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency (Netma) for the transfer of "key technology" under the offset programme.

    GE, which will supply the F-414 engine, also appears to have taken approval of the US Govt. for technology transfer for the LCA programme.

    The two companies have bid for the 750 mUSD order for 99 engines for Tejas.

    Pse Click for full Report: Offset Offers for Tejas Engine

    Kaveri Engine meant to power the indigenous Tejas, after completing flight tests that are underway in Russia, comes alive. Eurojet EJ200, and the GE F-414 engines are its two alternatives.

    The MoD wants to keep its options open, apprehending that Eurojet and GE may hang back from providing India with critical engine technologies, even if ToT was mandated in the purchase contract - now wants to co-develop an engine in India rather than manufacturing one under licence.

    Pse Click for full Report: Kaveri Engine of Tejas Comes Alive

    OEMs would get more 'friendly' in offering substantive state-of-the-art technologies in co-development & co-production once they infer that if not given, India is up with its alternative(s) - our win mantra. DRDO or any other R & D Houses in India should therefore be fully supported by the MOD for relevant technologies/ products / services.

    Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global Solution for Offsets)
    Credit: USIBC News and Its Agencies.

    Friday, December 11, 2009

    M&M and BAE Systems Set-up JV

    India’s Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) and UK’s BAE systems signed an agreement on November 30 to set up a joint venture (JV) with an initial investment of $21.25 million. The JV has already been approved by the Department of Foreign Investment Promotion Board earlier in the year. M&M has a 74 per cent stake in the JV, which will operate out of a facility in Faridabad, Delhi.

    Initially employing about 100 employees, the JV is expected to manufacture the Axe high mobility vehicle, bulletproof Scorpios, Boleros, Rakshak, Rapid Intervention Vehicles and Marksman light armoured vehicles. It will also manufacture the Mine Protected Vehicle India (MPVI), the developmental process of which has been completed as well as artillery equipment like the M777 light weight howitzer and the FH77B howitzer

    Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global Solution for Offsets)
    Credit: http://www.mahindra.com/

    Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    Small US & European Firms Eye India's Defence Aviation Markets

    Small and Medium American and European firms wish to tap the $100-billion Indian defence and commercial aviation markets.

    Aerospace manufacturing company Carlton Forge Works (CFW), producer of seamless rolled rings, plans to invest $100-150 million to set up an aerospace centre (forging,tooling and machining)in India in JV with some local partner. The company is, at present, scouting for suitable locations in India, such as Karnataka and Hyderabad, where it can have access to natural gas that is very important to run its business.

    The US department of commerce is looking forward to working on defence projects with the Indian government. “It is very important for tier-I and tier-II companies to explore business opportunities in India,” Ms Karen L Zens, Deputy Assistant Secy at the US department of commerce, said during the US Delegation's visit to Bangalore. Karnataka's 1000 Acre A & D Park could offer the opportunity.

    Read the full Report on:

    Svipja Technologies
    (A Global Solution for Offsets)
    The Economic Times.

    Saturday, November 14, 2009

    US Dept of Commerce Aerospace and Defence Mission in India

    The US Commercial Service in India has co-ordinated an Indo-US commercial mission under the leadership of Karen Zens, Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of Commerce which is designed to introduce US companies to key industry and government officials, strategic business and joint venture partners, and existing equipment manufacturers in India. It is in Bangalore these days.

    "This mission is one of many steps we are taking to foster and strengthen the relationships between US companies and potential partners in India. We are looking at a range of areas for ties, including bio-tech, food processing, machine tools, energy and aerospace," Zens said.

    The Indian aerospace sector ranks among the world's most dynamic ones, with airlines in India expected to procure an additional $35 billion in the next five years. This, and future SME focused missions will expand India's aerospace and defence infrastructure. Read the full report on:

    The US Dept of Commerce Aerospace and Defence Mission in India

    Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global Solution for Offsets)
    Credit: The Times of India.

    Friday, November 13, 2009

    Indian Defence Industry Development

    India has ever been keen to attain self-sufficiency and self-reliance in the Defence and Aerospace Sector. Somehow this Objective has remained 'illusive', to say the least, in high-tech and state-of-the-art domains. New Policy of the MOD, India, on Defence Procurement with Offset Policy embedded in it and its regular updating, presents a streak of hope towards attaining the Objective of self-sufficiency and self-reliance, along with ongoing efforts of the DRDO. There are many 'ifs-n-buts' in the Defence Professional Community, and advocacy issues. We need to show far deeper insight into our Defence needs as an Indian Nation.

    Under the subject heading 'Indian Defence Industry Development' on our Blog(s), we wish to record important media reports plus our own assessment to help policy makers arrive at a 'win-win' decisions without fear or favour. India's Defence should be the concern of all Indians without any 'inclinations'. Our Armed Forces should always get the 'best'. It is they who pay with their lives for any 'compromises' -- their concern always.

    The following important developments are reported:

    1. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) today announced the signing of an agreement creating a joint venture that will manufacture aerospace components for Sikorsky in India, including components for S-92® helicopter cabins. The joint venture agreement builds upon a long-term contract signed in June 2009 for TASL to assemble Sikorsky S-92® helicopter cabins. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and TASL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons. Read full Report:

    Sikorsky and Tata Create Joint Venture in India

    2. A 1,000-acre Aerospace Park will be developed near the international airport at Devanahalli. Land has been acquired by the State agency Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board.The area will include aviation MRO-related activities and 250 acres of an export-oriented aerospace SEZ.Report:

    1,000-acre aerospace zone planned in Bangalore

    Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global Solution for Offsets)
    Credit: USIBC News

    Friday, November 6, 2009

    Defence Procurement Procedure - 2008 (Amendment- 2009)

    The following amendments to DPP-2008 have been made:

    (a) Introduction of new category for acquisition - Buy & Make (Indian).
    (b) Sharing of information with Indian Industry.
    (c) Enhancing role of Independent Monitors.
    (d) Removal of ambiguity regarding EMD in signing the Integrity Pact.
    (e) Formulation of SQRs including issue of Request for Information (RFI).
    (f) Offsets requirement in 'Option Clause', cases and change of offset partner in exceptional cases.

    The amendments to DPP-2008 are being issued in the form of Defence Procurement Procedure - 2008 (Amendment - 2009), details of which are given on

    These amendments are incorporated to the existing DPP-2008 in relevant pages/paragraphs as mentioned and will take effect from 01 Nov 2009.

    Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global Solution for Offsets)
    Credit: http://www.mod.nic.in/

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009

    National Seminar on Defence Acquisition

    National Seminar on Defence Acquisition was organised by the Institute of Defence Studies & Analyses on 27 Oct 2009 in New Delhi. The Defence Minister and Fomer DG, Defence Acquition Council (DAC) delieverd addresses which contained important points. These may find inclusion in the Revised DPP 2008, due in 2009. The following addresses are linked:

    Address by Defence Minister

    Address by Former Director General (Acquisition)

    Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global Solution for Offsets)

    Institute of Defence Studies & Analyses.

    Monday, November 2, 2009

    Likely Policy Changes to Boost Indian Defence Sector

    A new category of Buy and Make (Indian) is likely to be introduced in DPP 2008. If a project is selected by the Defence Acquisition Council to be categorised as Buy and Make (Indian), Indian firms, both public and private, will play a lead role in negotiating and obtaining technology and co-production arrangements with the foreign original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). As such, the request for proposal will be issued to the Indian firms and not to the foreign OEMs.

    Indian firms identified to have requisite technical and financial capabilities would be required to submit project proposals indicating detailed roadmap for development and production of the items over its life cycle.
    They will also be required to spell out the proposed production arrangement with the foreign OEM along with the content of the Transfer of Technology (ToT). The product so manufactured and supplied by the Indian Company to the MOD / Its Agencies must have 50% indigenous content. Thus amended DPP-2008, would enable pro-active participation of Indian Defence Industry in manufacturing defence products through co-production arrangements, such as JVs, with foreign manufacturers and through ToT.

    Under Amendment 2009 to the DPP-2008, a public version of the Long Term Perspective Plan of the Armed Forces outlining technology perspective and capability roadmap covering a period of 15 years will be widely publicised and made available on MoDs website.

    Further, to facilitate active participation of domestic industry in acquisition planning, Reps of Companies and Industry Associations will be invited for presentations and consultations in procurement meetings before decisions on the source of procurement are taken.

    By an amendment, the role of the Independent Monitors (IM) is more defined and enlarged. It would enable them to scrutinize complaints with regards to violation of Integrity Pact.

    Pse read the full Article on http://in.biz.yahoo.com/091029/50/baugiy.html and http://www.defencetalk.com/dpp-2009-to-boost-technology-transfer-to-indian-industry-22748/

    Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global Solution for Offsets)
    http://www.in.biz.yahoo.com/ and www.defencetalk.com

    Friday, October 23, 2009

    Re-strategizing the AfPak Campaign

    While announcing his new strategy on Afghanistan and Pakistan on March 27, 2009, President Obama had said that, "going forward, we will not blindly stay the course. Instead, we will set clear metrics to measure the progress and hold ourselves accountable." These measures were to be framed in pursuance of the administration’s stated objective of “disrupting, dismantling and defeating the al-Qaida” in the AfPak region. The draft metrics comprising some 50-odd measures of performance have since been framed and made public. Incidentally, the issue of draft metrics also coincided with General Stanley McCrystal’s review of counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan. The assessment calls for a major shift in the US’ war fighting strategy, necessitating the deployment of 40,000 additional troops in Afghanistan.

    The strategy debate has since intensified. Several officials from within the US administration are seen rooting for options ranging from a minimalist to a maximalist approach. While Republicans believe that the war effort is grossly under resourced, there are others and in particular President Obama’s own colleagues who are visibly uneasy with General McCrystal’s recent assessment. McCrystal has stressed the need for a troop-intensive strategy to support the nation-building efforts in Afghanistan. He argues that diluting the strategic goal at this stage would be short-sighted. He has also consistently opposed the so-called `Biden’ plan and the much talked about tactic of `off shoring’ the military campaign which was also recently advocated by the influential columnist George Will. Read the full Article: http://www.idsa.in/publications/stratcomments/HarinderSingh221009.htm

    Afghanistan Region has always been a 'tough region' to control. Terrain, under-development, least exposure to the World outside has affected the psyche of people in the Region. It is a 'jungle raj'. Wielding a Gun, and Killing are favourite past time. Organised 'war lords' dominating their respective 'Sectors of Influences', are troops consuming. It is 'guerrilla versus guerrilla' fight. Massive troops are needed for overall control and operations; both for conventional and non-conventional fighting in the Zone. Earlier the US recognises it, better it would be. It is a tough fight, long-term.

    Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global Solution for Offsets)
    In Arrangement with the Institute of Defence Studies & Analyses, http://www.idsa.in/, A Think Tank of India on Matters Defence.

    Thursday, October 8, 2009

    Govt Should Encourage Pvt Players in Defence R&D: A Study

    The government should encourage private players in defence R&D and also fund 80 per cent of the research and development activities to emerge as a significant player in the global defence market, a study said. Since defence research, design and development is fraught with risks, the private sector is unlikely to come forward, the joint study of Assocham and Ernst and Young said.
    If India wishes to emerge as a significant player in the global market, it would have to fund export driven products and make export variants of high end systems, it said. "Therefore, there is a need for a policy as per which 80 per cent of Indias R&D is funded from government resources, effectively encouraging the private sector to undertake risks associated with developing defence products," it said.

    Read full Article on http://in.news.yahoo.com/20/20091001/372/tbs-govt-should-encourage-pvt-players-in.html

    Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global Solution on Offsets)
    Credit: www.in.news.yahoo.com

    Friday, August 28, 2009

    IDSA's Journal of Defence Studies

    The Journal of Defence Studies attempts to encourage research on the core issues of defence. The journal serves as a platform for sharing research findings and opinions of scholars working on defence-related issues, both within and outside the IDSA. The IDSA gives priority to issues concerning defence policy, reforms in defence and defence economics. The journal contains a mix of research articles, essays, topical commentaries, opinion pieces and book reviews.

    Journal of Jan 2009 focuses on Defence Offsets. It contains Papers presented during the Offset Seminar of the IDSA. Provides insight into Defence Offsets in the Indian Context, and issues that still need to be resolved. Please Click the Link http://www.idsa.in/system/files/3_1_2009.pdf

    Brigadier(Retired) Sukhwindar Singh

    (A Global Solution for Offsets)

    Credit: http://www.idsa.in/

    Sunday, August 2, 2009

    Defence Acquisitions & Procedures

    We need to be logical, rational and balanced in our Views. Everything can't be 'wrong', improvements are needed everywhere. Can't discredit the System en bloc. We need to understand our defence industry capabilities 'holistically', and needs on the Armed Forces in real terms.



    Credit: An Article in The Economic Times, 31 Jul 2009.

    Friday, July 17, 2009

    Offsets Contracts of Over Rs 7,500 Cr Signed in Defence Deals

    Government on wednesday said contracts worth more than Rs 7,500 crore have been signed under the offsets clause of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP).

    "Offsets contracts of more than Rs 7,500 crore have been signed till date. Contracts between foreign suppliers and Indian defence companies are resulting is setting up of manufacturing, design, testing and service centres in the defence industry," Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju said while replying to a query in the Rajya Sabha.

    Under the Offsets Clause, foreign suppliers winning Indian defence contracts of over Rs 300 crore are required to invest a minimum of 30 per cent of the deal's worth back into the Indian defence Industry. Replying to another query, Raju said the Heavy Vehicles Factory in Avadi would be overhauling 120 T-72 tanks in the present fiscal.

    Brigadier (Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global Solutionfor Offsets)

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    Flight Evaluation of Multirole Combat Aircraft

    The Indian Air Force’s bid to acquire 126 Medium Multirole Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) has got a push.

    The Defence Ministry has issued “the letters of invitation for flight evaluation trials” to six companies that are vying for the $10-$12-billion contract.

    They are the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company(EADS), which pitches in with Eurofighter Typhoon, America’s Lockheed Martin (F-16 Falcon) and Boeing Integrated Defence System (F/A-18F Super Hornet), Russia’s Mikoyan (MiG-35), Sweden’s Gripen (JAS-39) and France’s Dassault (Rafale).

    The IAF now has “to speedily complete the flight evaluation and indicate its choice,” say Ministry officials.

    Between July and March next, the IAF will have to undertake the trials, initially in India to test the performance of the aircraft under local conditions and then in the countries of their origin. Armament trials will be conducted in the country of origin as bringing weapons to India could be problematic.

    For the evaluation trials, the IAF is likely to form two teams composed of test pilots, flight test engineers and maintenance crew, drawn primarily from the Aircraft Systems and Testing Establishment and, to a lesser extent, from fighter squadrons. The teams are also likely to include officials of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (to look into technology transfer and industrial partnership) and the Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification.

    Besides enabling the IAF test pilots to try out the aircraft, the trials will allow flight and ground test crew to know about the maintenance and overhaul facilities required.

    Once the IAF makes its evaluation, some time in 2010, commercial negotiations could begin. The terms indicate that the first aircraft will have to be delayed 48 months after a contract is signed.

    Time-consuming, expensive

    The time-consuming and expensive process — it could cost each competitor $5 million — will test each aircraft whether it can measure up to the performance indicators set forth in flight manuals in Bangalore, Jaisalmer and Leh (under normal conditions, in hot weather and at a high altitude).

    Each competitor is sending two aircraft. Informed sources have indicated that Rafale will be one of the first to be evaluated. It will fly into Bangalore in the first week of September. Officials of the companies said that they had initiated a survey of the locations, where their aircraft would be tested.

    Brigadier(Retired)Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global Solution for Offsets)
    Credit: The Hindu.

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    L&T, and EADS to set up a JV for Engineering and Research in the Defence Sector

    Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) and EADS NV will shortly approach the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), for setting up a JV for engineering and research activities in the defence sector.

    This JV company will then make downstream investments for manufacturing of defence equipment such as radars, avionics and electronic warfare equipment in India to cater to the domestic and overseas markets. EADS, a European A & D firm, will hold nearly 24% stake in the JV and the balance will be with L&T. The ownership and control of the JV company will be with L&T.

    The JV will conform with India’s offset policy in defence, which encourages domestic manufacturing of defence equipment.

    EADS and L&T state that the benefits of the JV include a large investment, with initial job creation of nearly 400 and FE savings. Access to EADS’ technology will be another benefit that will occur.

    EADS had reported revenue of €43.3 billion (about Rs3.4 trillion) in 2008.

    Brigadier (Retired) Sukhwindar Singh

    Credit: Nayantara Rai / CNBC-TV18

    Wednesday, May 13, 2009

    e-Commerce in Aerospace and Defence: Parts, MRO, Exports, and Dual Usage Products & Services

    We need to imbibe the-state-of-the-art technologies in our day-to-day working. It adds to efficiency, transparency and reduces corrupt practices.

    ‘Going the e-Commerce Way’ is a good Article.

    Helps in b2b-b2c-b2g working. http://www.b2bsvipja.com/ / http://www.indiandefenceindustry.com/ is an initiative in fulfillment of these thoughts. Keeps our Industry internationally competitive.

    Brigadier (Retired) Sukhwindar Singh

    Credit: The Economic Times, 13 May 2009.

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009

    USIBC Plans 'Two-Way Street' for US-India Companies incl MSMEs

    The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has named Mythili Sankaran, former CEO of Telecom /Web startup, Koollage, as director of its coast operations to advance US-India commercial ties in Western US.

    The California office is dedicated to advancing US-India commercial ties in the Western Region of the US, including developing a more robust "two-way street" that enables US companies to succeed in India and Indian companies to succeed in the US, the trade lobby announced on Monday. Coming from the business world of the Silicon Valley, Sankaran brings to USIBC a wealth of experience in IT and Venture Capital.

    "The Western United States has tremendous links to India and is presently under-represented. We are delighted to have Mythili head-up our operations in California," said Ron Somers, President, USIBC.

    The USIBC, which seeks to deepen trade and strengthen commercial ties between the two countries, is hosted under the aegis of the US Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organisations of every size, sector and region.

    --- IANS

    Wednesday, April 29, 2009

    Defence Experts

    As you know, Aerospace & Defence Industry is now open to the Pvt Sector participation. Our Civil Industry lacks defence knowledge wrt Products & Services needs of the defence, how to supply to defence, Security and Quality Assurance issues, Offset working, e-Sourcing / e-Procurement, e-Selling, etc. MSMEs need outside expert help.

    It is known that all ex-defence personnel do not yield expertise in these area. We need to identify personnel who can add value to the Industry under expert advice and guidance from Svipja Technologies.

    This is the basis to launch e-SP2 Concept explained in different Postings on this Blog. In the process we create a pool of Defence Industry experts.

    If managed well, the e-SP2 Concept can emerge as a viable re-settlement opportunity for e-savvy ESMs, especially in the context that we already have an e-Platform for A & D Working. ESMs can engage themselves from their place(s) of resettlement gainfully. They only need access to Internet and time to engage as e-SP2.

    A & D SMEs Clusters have been identified. These clusters are to be serviced by the e-SP2 in concert with Us.

    We would appoint one e-SP2 as a Master ESP (OIC, e-SP2 Pan-India Operations). Commercial Model for each Consultant servicing the Industry Clusters for his business would be unique. Rewards to e-SP2 are based on Revenue Sharing.

    Centre(s) / Unit(s) could sponsor this as a welfare / re-employment measure from their Hobby / Re-Settlement Training Centre(s) under our expert guidance. It could be part of 'Regimental Institution(s)' for revenue generation for the welfare activities - an ESM project for ESMs.

    Please contact Us on svipja@airtelmail.in for one-to-one discussions, if interested.

    Brigadier (Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
    (A Global e-Solution for Offsets)

    Sunday, January 4, 2009

    Defence Offsets

    Indian Defence Industry is seeking offset investments against ongoing defence purchases within DPP 2008. It needs to be noted that rigorous 'due diligence' is done by Vendors prior to selecting a project. The project should be profitable, relevant to the Vendors, and meet DOFA/MOD conditions. You need to be supported for the offset projects through well-experienced Consultants working in tandem in India & Abroad, and in concert with Vendors and Buyer organisations. This needs a stable and long-term relationship.

    TTT Svipja Defence and Aerospace Development Company (TSDADC) , USA, fills this crucial gap.

    We have created an e-Solution for the Indian Defence Industry especially the MSMEs for offsets facilitation globally by linking our Sites http://www.defenceoffsetsindia.com/ and http://www.indiandefenceindustry.com/ It is a unique e-offering in line with global standards. Both these Sites are home-grown and operate with high ethics.

    Industry and Other Agencies who wish to engage in offset projects are welcome to contact Us for the support in a most transparent manner, and within Govt. Guidelines / Regulations. We also recruit Consultants for offset working. Pse fill-in the 'Resume Form' given on Link http://www.svipja.com/careers.php You could operate anywhere from Your place of engagements.

    Brigadier (Retired) Sukhwindar Singh