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International Conference on Small Arms: From Current Paradigm on Small Arms to Next Level

Feb 20, 2020,FICCI, New Delhi




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.

Session themes and focus topics are listed below for your ready reference.

Session 1: Small Arms Requirements

Small Arms - Armed Forces Long Term Requirement

Small Arms - Central Armed Police Forces Long Term Requirements

Small Arms: Requirements and Technology

Session 2: Insight into Present Technological Envelope in Small Arms, Ammunition and Optronics

Critical Technologies in Manufacturing of Small Arms

Role of Material Sciences (Metallurgy, Composites, Polymers) in Modern Weapon Systems

Raising the Potency Quotient: Precision & Lethal Ammunition

Combat Optronics

Session 3: Crystal Gazing: Combat Systems for Frontline Troops

AI: Unmanned Combat Systems

Advancements in Laser Technology for Hand-Held Weapons

Technologies to enhance performance through Existing Calibre

Capabilities in Under Barrel Grenade Launcher 40 mm

Session 4: Training Aids and Simulators

Raising the Bar in Simulators Space Combat Realism, Multilevel standards and be tougher than actuals

Training Aids

New Technology trends in Simulators

Session 5: Current Status and Way Forward Make in India for Small Arms Manufacturing

Policy Initiatives and Steps Taken by Government of India to Encourage Make in India & Exports for Small Arms

Indigenous Defence Production Canvas and enabling PPP

R&D Focus towards futuristic technologies

Indian Private Sector Views / Concern Areas related procedures

Collaborative approach for a successful Partnership towards Make in India

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.



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