Defence relationship between India and Israel has matured into one of mutual trust and confidence over the years. Since the renewal of formal diplomatic relations in 1992, defence cooperation between the two countries has been one of the main pillars of bilateral engagement. India has been importing critical defence technologies from Israel. In addition both the Armed Forces and MoD have been cooperating through Joint Working Group (JWG) and exchange of high-level visits.
It has been constant endeavor of Confederation of Indian Industry to provide a platform for the Indian Industry to interact with potential foreign counterparts for possible business cooperation. CII has successfully mounted Indian Defence and Aerospace Industry Delegation to Israel in 2016. The 42-member delegation was the biggest delegation hosted by SIBAT so far from India. Delegation had a fair balance of small, medium and large companies. The Israeli industry was overwhelmed with large contingent of Indian defence industry delegation. More than 100 Israeli companies interacted with the delegation leading to over 200 business to business meetings besides meetings with senior officials of Israeli Ministry of Defence and SIBAT.
In order to take the defence cooperation to the next level between the two countries, CII in association with SIBAT, the International Defense Cooperation Directorate of Israel Ministry of Defense is mounting a delegation of Indian Defence & Aerospace companies focused on ‘Unmanned and Robotic Systems for Airborne, Maritime and Ground Applications’ from 17 – 20 December 2017
- Meetings with senior officials of Israeli Ministry of Defence and SIBAT
- Opportunity to interact with senior diplomats of Indian Embassy
- B2B meetings with Israeli companies to discuss potential business collaborations
- Visit to Manufacturing facilities of select Israeli Defence & Aerospace companies
- Connect with leading Israeli companies, both large and MSME having niche technologies
- First-hand experience of detailed capability of Israeli companies and their expectations from potential Indian partners