The Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM)

The Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) is a not-for-profit association formed to be the apex body of the Indian defence industry. SIDM will play a proactive role as an advocate, catalyst, and facilitator for the growth and capability building of the defence industry in India.


Catalyse the Indian defence industry to effectively contribute to India's national security and become a trustworthy global partner.


Work closely with the government towards enabling the growth of the defence industry.
Collaborate with experts from the armed forces, academia and defence industry to optimize the industry's development capabilities.

Facilitate growth of the industry through:

Policy and progress advocacy Policy and market research
Emerging technology and new opportunities Indigenization and innovation
Education and skill development Export promotion


  • India First
  • One Voice
  • Win Wars with Indian Solutions


  • Strategic Direction Setting : For envisioning future opportunities for growth, capabilities, competitiveness, etc.
  • Policy Advocacy Support : Provide information on policy provisions, and create a platform for effective industry-government dialogue
  • Consultancy Services : Hand-holding for new entrants and issue based consultancy
  • Knowledge Platform : Insightful reports and newsletters, seminars and workshops
  • Opportunity Alerts : RFIs / RFPs, national and global tenders, etc.
  • Progress Tracking : Track progress of projects and facilitate relevant dialogue
  • Outreach : Across platforms to shape an informed discourse

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23, Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003
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