Day 1: September 23, 2014


   Day 1: Sept 23, 2014


9:00 - 10:00 AM



10:00 - 11:30 AM

Inauguration & Theme address

Chief Guest
Shri. G. M. Siddeshwara, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Govt. of India

Presided over by
Shri S.R. Patil, Minister IT, BT and S & T, Govt. of Karnataka

Guest of Honor
Mr. Menahem Kanafi, Consulate-General of the State of Israel to India

Dr Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, DeitY, Govt. of India

Sh. Sanjay Garg, Joint Secretary, Defense Production, Ministry of Defense

Mr. Gopichand Katragadda, Group CTO, TATA Group

Mr. Ashok Chandak, Chairman, IESA

Mr. Falk Senger, Managing Director, Messe Munchen GmbH

Mr. Dhiraj Mathur, Executive Director, PwC to present on the
summary of the report

Impact India: Indian ESDM ecosystem in Defense, Internal Security & Aerospace - Challenges & Solutions
Abstract : Why is the global industry enjoying a lion’s share of India’s defense and aerospace budget outlay? What prevents Indian ESDM companies from partaking in the opportunities presented to them by these promising sectors? And what role can the government play in remedying the current situation? In this session, senior policy makers from the government will discuss the current ecosystem for defense, internal security and space and lay out the way forward for the ESDM industry in these critical sectors.

11:30 - 12:00 Noon Tea/  Coffee break
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Keynote address on Defense Procurement Policy (DPP)

Dr. Peter Gutsmiedl, CEO, Airbus D&S India

Mr. Rahul Gangal, Principal, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Defense Procurement policy (DPP)
Abstract : The Defense Procurement Policy (DPP) 2013 has brought about a series of changes. The introduction of a procurement hierarchy is one of the most talked about changes. Aimed at encouraging indigenization and domestic manufacturing, the DPP is another step towards encouraging greater participation of Indian players in the defense industry which is currently served primarily by imports. But how effective are these procurement hierarchies going to be in actually changing ground realities? This session takes a critical look at the DPP 2013 and suggest changes / additions that will be necessary for the overall success of the new policy.

1:00 - 2:00 PM Networking Lunch

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Panel Session I: Indian Defense Manufacturing

Dr. A Sivathanu Pillai, CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace

Mr. D A Mohan, Former Director BEL and CEO, DAC International

Col. Shankar, MD, Alpha Designs

Mr. Vipin Tyagi, Director and Board Member, C-DOT

Mr. Naresh Palta, CEO Aerospace and Defense, Maini group

Mr. Vipin Katara, General Manager Corporate Strategy, Bharat Electronics Ltd

Indian Defense Manufacturing
Abstract : The Indian defense manufacturing ecosystem is almost non-existent. And there is little doubt in anyone’s mind that this is a major cause for worry for the entire nation. This session critically analyzes India’s current strengths and capabilities vis-à-vis defense manufacturing and identifies ways to improve the participation of Indian ESDM companies in the country’s defense procurement in the years to come – through government policy, industry leadership and ecosystem development.

3:00 - 3:15 PM Tea/ Coffee break
3:15 - 4:15 PM

Panel Session II: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Defense & Aerospace – What should India do to bridge gaps in capability

Mr. Manjunath Hebbar, Senior VP, Cyient

Mr. George B White, Director, Boeing

Mr. Ram Prasad, MD, Rockwell Collins India

Mr. Chris Rao, MD, UTC Aerospace

Mr. Krishnamoorthy, MD, Rambus

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Defence & Aerospace – What should India do to bridge gaps in capability
Abstract : FDI is always a sticky issue; it is so much more when the industry in question is as sensitive as the defense. However, no nation in the world can today work in isolation – partnership and strategic direct investments are vital to ensure that we continue to have access to the best and latest of technologies. This session gives you a ringside view of Foreign Direct Investment in the Defense policy, its advantages and disadvantages, and what this really means for us in the Indian ESDM industry.

4:15 - 6:15 PM

Buyer Seller Meet


6:30 PM onwards

Networking cocktails


Day 2: September 24, 2014

9:00 - 10:00 AM



10:00 - 10:20 AM

Special Address by:

Mr. R. N. Ravi, Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS)



10:20 - 11:20 AM

Panel Session III: R&D and Innovation in Aerospace and Defense


Mr. Dave Ranson, MD, Moog

Dr. K D Nayak, Director General, DRDO

Dr. Shyam Chetty, Director, NAL

Mr. Rajiv Chib, Associate Director- A & D, PwC

Mr. Kishore Jayaraman, President, India & South Asia, Rolls Royce

R&D and Innovation in Aerospace and Defense
Abstract : Promote India Defense/ Aerospace R&D and Innovation & Policies and opportunities for Indian ESDM companies to contribute in Space sector

11:20 - 11:45  AM Tea/ Coffee break

11:45 - 12:45  PM

Panel Session IV: Future Technology Trends in Defense & Aerospace sector

Mr. Sanjay Handu, Director, TE Connectivity

Mr. Paul Klonowski, Global Director A&D, Analog Devices

Grp. Capt (Retd) KK John, Advisor-Advanced Technology, Honeywell

Mr. Anup Vittal, MD, Safran Engg. Services India

Mr. U. K. Kalyana Ramudu, Vice President, Military Communication BU & Defence Electronics, Strategic Electronics Center , L&T Heavy Engineering, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

Future Technology Trends in Defense & Aerospace sector
Abstract : The defense sector is unlike any other. As a technology-intensive sector, defense is particularly of great interest to the ESDM industry. Opportunities today abound in various areas – radar subsystems, cyber security, networking, wearable devices, GPS, avionics, and the list can go on. This sessions takes deep dive into the world of opportunities available to ESDM companies and provides recommendations on how Indian players can make the most of these exciting times.

12:45 - 1:05 PM

Keynote address on Where is Internal security headed? Business opportunities for Indian companies

Mr. Shadman Andleeb, COO, Airbus D & S India

Where is Internal security headed? Business opportunities for Indian companies
Abstract : Internal security is second to none when it comes to safeguarding the nation. Technology has played a significant role in the way internal security has shaped up in recent years. This session discusses the latest technological advances that have been put to application to improve internal security. The session also aims to uncover cutting-edge opportunities that are opening up for enthusiastic ESDM companies in the country.

1:05 - 2:00 PM Networking Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 PM

Panel Session V: The MAKE programs of MoD - ‘Where rubber meets the road’

Lt. Gen. P Mohapatra, PVSM, AVSM (Retd), Former Signal Officer in Chief

Mr. Amit Cowshish, IDSA

Dr. S V Sharma, Group Director, ISRO

Dr. Yogesh Kumar, Advisor, NAL

Mr. Rahul Chaudhry, CEO, Tata Power SED

The MAKE programs of MoD - ‘Where rubber meets the road’

Abstract : The MAKE categorization of Ministry of Defense aims to encourage the procurement of strategic electronic equipment that are indigenously developed end-to-end. So how often does the MoD actually procure equipment under the MAKE programme? And how many Indian companies indeed have the capability to participate in this category? This session takes stock of India’s current strengths and capabilities vis-à-vis the MAKE programme and identifies ways and means to improve their contribution to this category of defense procurement in the years to come.

3:30 - 4:15 PM

Panel Session VI: Panel on Opportunities and Challenges of Indian Start-ups in Defense industry

Mr. Somshubhro (Som) Pal Choudhury, MD, Analog Devices India

Mr. Narayana Rao, General Manager -GNSS Technology, Accord Software & Systems

Mr. Ramesh Radhakrishnan, MD, Artiman Ventures

Mr. Ankit Mehta, MD, Idea forge

Mr. Arvind Lakshmikumar, Founder & CEO, Tombo Imaging


4:15 - 4:45 PM

Summary and recommendations

Mr. Amit Cowshish, IDSA
Mr. Krishnamoorthy, MD, Rambus


4:45 - 5:00 PM

Special Address and Closing ceremony

Dr. R. K. Tyagi, Chairman, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited