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The armoured vehicle is at the heart of all ground based defence operations and continues to be an essential asset of the Indian Armed Forces.


With ongoing modernisation announced, and the likelihood of 2,500 new Armoured Vehicles being procured in the coming 18 months, never has there been a more exciting time for international defence industry to try and get into this highly active market place.


Whether it be pitching for midlife upgrades of the BMP-2 vehicles or seeking to be selected as a partner or component provider for the new FUTURE INFANTRY COMBAT VEHICLE (FICV) and FUTURE READY COMBAT VEHICLE (FRCV), this master class will provide you access to key information on who to contact and how best to engage with the Mechanised Forces, the team behind the Armoured Vehicle fleet of the Indian Army.


Not only will our expert leader describe in detail the existing and forthcoming offset arrangements needed to enter this lucrative market, but he will also outline how the various stakeholders collaborate to make decisions on procuring Armoured Vehicle Systems and Technology.
 

• Gain essential insight into the Indian Armed Forces Armoured Vehicle modernisation roadmap
• Learn how best to approach key decision makers in the Indian AV programmes including the Directorate of Mechanised Forces
• Understand the dynamics of doing business in India: from ‘contact to contract’
• Meet and network with one of the most influential senior retired cavalry officers from the Indian Armed Forces
• Hear what mid-life upgrades to may most appeal to your business offerings
• Advance your future business in India and improve geographical expansion of your company
 

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Lead Vehicle Engineers

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Masterclass LEADER

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AK Sharma

Former Armoured Brigade Commander , Indian Army

Colonel AK Sharma, Former Cavalry Officer and Independent Defence Consultant, India


A cavalry officer, Col Sharma commanded 74 Armoured Regiment and participated in Operation PARAKRAM. A graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, he has attended a number of instructional and technical courses with distinction and holds a B Tech in ‘Electronics and Telecom Engineering’. He has held important instructional, staff and command appointments during his career in the Army spanning 27 years, including command of a Battalion at the prestigious Indian Military Academy. He was appointed the Dean of Faculty of Studies and Chief Instructor at the Armoured Corps Centre and School, Ahmednagar.

He founded the faculty to encourage and promote R&D and spirit of innovation.
He left service in 2007 and started publishing ‘South Asia Defence & Strategic Review’, a bimonthly journal focusing on military and security affairs in the region. He has edited and published a number of books on military matters and is an independent defence analyst and consultant.
 

Indian Army

Akash Media is a print media company, publishing journals and books related to defence, strategy and military affairs. South Asia Defence & Strategic Review is the flagship publication. Akash Media also organises symposiums on selected military subjects which are becoming increasingly popular in India.

 

Masterclass programme

9:00 Registration and Informal Networking

9:15 Current opportunities within the Indian Armoured Vehicles Market

AK Sharma

AK Sharma , Former Armoured Brigade Commander , Indian Army

9:45 Assessing the midlife upgrade requirements of the BMP-2

10:15 The new FUTURE INFANTRY COMBAT VEHICLE (FICV) and FUTURE READY COMBAT VEHICLE (FRCV) programme priorities

10:45 Working with the Mechanised Forces-Where to start when you have a suitable solution, service, product or technology for the Indian Armoured Vehicle Market

11:15 Coffee and Networking

11:45 The role of the DRDO in defence equipment procurement

12:15 How to prepare a tender for the Indian Amry: key ‘must haves’ that the decision makers need to see

12:15 Understanding how the Indian Armed Forces issue RFI’s, Tenders and Down Selects

13:15 Lunch and Networking

14:15 When you need to partner with local industry? Where to look and how to approach local organisations

14:45 India's New DPP-New Procedure and how it differs from the previous approach

15:15 Coffee and Networking

15:45 Current and future Armoured vehicle requirements and the types of equipment likely to be prioritised

16:15 Questions and answer Session

16:45 Master Class Ends

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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