Svipja's Offset Practice

Our Offset Practice helps high-tech Defence and Aerospace Industry in offset projects. www.svipja.com/ refers.

We also empanel Offset Consultants with Industry knowledge in A & D. You could fill Your 'Resume' on http://www.svipja.com/careers.php , or 'Join as a Consultant' on www.indiandefenceindustry.com/


Steps in Our Offset Process

Step 1: Acquaint Yourself first on Offset business. Please visit www.IndianDefenceIndustry.com , its connected Blogs and www.svipja.com in addition to other subject matter elsewhere. Offset Partnership and projects go thru rigorous 'Due Diligence' / 'Gate Reviews' by Vendors / Obligors.

Step 2: Register online on www.IndianDefenceIndustry.com using Internet Explorer to be part of the database of the Defence Industry. We are developing a consortium of MSMEs globally with India focus for them to participate in Aerospace and Defence direct and indirect Offset Projects.

Step 3: Obtain Industrial License, if required.We take Advisory on Products / Services to target, Capacity Creation, JV and Capital tructure incl FDI & Technology Agreements, etc.

Step 4: Become Industrial Sector Partner (ISP) of Svipja / India. We will guide the ISP firms go through qualified vendor registration process for Supply Chains of aerospace & defence firms.

Some of these steps could be attempted concurrently.


1. Yearly Membership Fee for Registering on the Site and using e-Marketplace Engine for Buying/Selling, and accessing Info System, is as indicated in Tariffs on the Site. Fee is variable.

2. Separate Fee for Offset Consulting / Industrial Co-operation would apply. Contact svipja@gmail.com for further details.

3. Addl Fee will apply in case of market research, study and other services.


1. Svipja provides guidance to the Indian ISP on project suitability and document/plan preparation for the Gate Review Process, and it's Presentation as required.

2. Svipja does not take responsibility for offset fund allotment to ISPs. This is decided by A &D Major Company based on the capability of the ISP to meet the needs of the A & D Major.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Offsets: Ordnance Factories of India

Ordnance Factories and the OFB have served the country well. It is a mammoth set-up controlled by the MOD. Strategic considerations, not purely business outlook, makes this system survive.

There are very heavy spare capacities built in them for 'war times'. These are located in remote areas due to developmental issues, follow the Govt. Directives of Reservation, Taxes, etc, truthfully. The OFB has done Us well under the circumstances.

It needs to upgrade its technologies, quality of the products, efficiencies, adherence to delivery schedules, customer satisfaction, aging workforce, etc, like DPSUs and Civil Sector do. Investments needed to upgrade them are huge. MOD can't afford to fail them, and follow the line of 'Indian Defence Industry' critics for whatever motivation. These should stay but as 'flags of efficiency'. You could consider existing from certain horizontals, but carefully. It is the strategic sector You would be tampering with.

Mr LK Behera's Article in the IDSA is valuable. He analyses the reasons behind the poor performance of the Indian Ordnance factories (OFs) and recommends measures to revitalize them. To achieve this, the author identifies six core areas pertaining to OFs. After identifying the problems in these areas he goes on to suggest measures so that the functioning of the Ordnance Factories can be improved. Pse read the complete Article on

Brigadier (Retired) Sukhwindar Singh
(A Global Solution for Offsets)
In Arrangement with the IDSA, http://www.idsa.in/, A Think Tank of India on Matters Defence.