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.


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Defence Offset Implementation Debate

John Williams has started a very interesting discussion on offset Implementation on Linked-in at

John’s Discussion on Offsets

My rejoinder on Comments till date is as under:

I did not suggest the Offset Implementation structure in the MOD by design. Wanted it to evolve naturally in Indian conditions.

I think the answer lies in creating an indep 'Offset Implementation Agency' under an Addl secretary/secretary level officer with minimal staff to support it, and expertise drawn, as it is, from the working desks of Acquisition Wing, DDP, DRDO, DGQA, Ministries of Home Affairs and Aviation, Defence Services, etc without burdening the existing MOD set-up for obvious reasons.

Offset Project Approvals should continue to remain with the DOD as of now. Will ensure transparency and probity. DOFA organized to clear the Offset Credits. Offset Implementation Agency just implements offset projects in concert with the offset recipients. In this concept, offset projects approvals, ground implementation of offsets, and approving offset credits are the responsibility of different offices. This would ensure transparency, and the fact that offsets are not diluted/'leaked'.

I am sure the Indian MOD has requisite expertise and experience in evolving organizations meeting Indian ethos. A Single Point Agency, all inclusive, is likely to run into lots of difficulties, and representations/complaints as a result affecting the acquisition process.

The Organization will not be what each stakeholder desires, but an optimized set-up per our system of governance for the strategic sector.

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