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, December 25, 2015

Services as an Eligible Avenue of Offset Discharge in Defence

MoD has reinstated Services as an Eligible Avenue of Offset Discharge in Defence Offset Guidelines (Appendix D to Defence Procurement Procedure). Following have been reinstated:

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul.

Upgradation / life extension.

R&D services (from Government recognised R&D facilities).

Engineering, design and Testing as well as software development have been reinstated with a maximum cap of 20 per cent of the total offset obligation with provision of random audit to verify value of offset contracts and additional requirement of CMMi  certification of 4 and above category for the IOPs where discharge is envisaged above 5 per cent of offset obligation.

Quality Assurance and Training would continue to be under abeyance.

These changes will apply to the relevant provision of earlier versions of DPP as well.

The change is applicable with immediate effect for RFPs issued on or after the date of issue of this amendment. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

DPP 2013 , Defence Offsets Policy and Their Proposed Revision in 2015

I am NOT writing any Posts on the latest DPP, and the Defence Offsets Policy , both under revision, presently. Lots come in the Press.

We will only log Posts once the documents are finally released by the MOD.

We are 'quiet' and 'patient' till then.

All the Best for 'Make in India' Initiative!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Offset JVs with MSMEs

Reaching Indian MSMEs for Offset Projects could be a tedious process. Whom should we Partner with, and for which Products / Services? This needs to be a transparent, totally professional and ethical approach, especially during due diligence of 'the to-be-partner' company. It needs to be one2one between Foreign OEM and the Indian MSMEs. Govt. should only intervene if the would-be company is blacklisted, or unethical. As regards its technical competence, financials, and other attributes, let Foreign OEM be the sole judge. This will make the MSMEs rise from start-up stage. It will avoid a great deal of inadequacies, and the OEM would then be wholly responsible and accountable for any lapses.

Implementation of the Offset Projects should be strictly monitored.

Monday, February 16, 2015

'Made in India' and India-Owned e-Hub for Dual-Use Defence and Aerospace Products/Services

Our Defence and Aerospace e-Hub www.IndianDefenceIndustry.com  /  www.FreeMarketsDefence.com is 'Made in India', and fully owned by us.

At some later date it could have FDI, Technology and Marketing partnership(s). It needs to be further adapted, and grown to harness MSMEs, Indian and Foreign, after due diligence by an independent agency in order to provide reliable and validated database for selection / empanelling for various supply chains. And upgrade its technology on further funding and partnership(s).

Foreign technology and marketing partners who believe in the latest drive of the Indian Prime Minister to "Make in India" are welcome to partner with Svipja Technologies.