French Aerospace Companies in India: Airbus, A Snapshot

India is the world’s third-largest and fastest growing major air-travel market. In 2016-17, domestic passenger departures grew by 23.5% in India, outpacing both China (10.7%) and the US (3.3 %.) Owing to rising affordability amongst Indians, more and more travellers are willing and able to fly.

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Cracking the Indian aviation market – be in the right place, at the right time

Highlighting the opportunities the Indian aviation sector presently offers and laying the groundwork to answer the following question: How can French-speaking businesses, including SMEs, take advantage of this highly promising environment?

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Helicopters for Civilian Use in India

If India hopes to keep up with increasing passenger demand and tap into the huge potential on offer, it will have to deploy helicopters for various uses, including medical services, to put out forest fires, during flood relief, disaster management and for law enforcement. However, the most promising and immediate use of helicopters could be to help business travellers hop to meetings in and around congested urban hubs like Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore, and improve regional connectivity, in the relatively remote Northeast.

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A Look at India’s New and Improved Defence Procurement Policy: Part 2

Part 2 of our two-part series, which highlights some of the more significant changes to India’s Defence Procurement Policy (2016), and seeks to identify clauses of particular interest to foreign OEMs, who are interested in taking advantage of opportunities presented by India’s rapidly modernising defence sector.

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A Look at India’s New and Improved Defence Procurement Policy - Part 1

India released a long-awaited, modified Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) in 2016 which includes several new measures that are likely to improve the ease of doing business here. The document outlines a roadmap for how India will go about acquiring new defence equipment, with a promise to review it on an ongoing basis.

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Forging Ties and Flying High: Indian and Canadian Firms Network at Arsha Consulting’s Aerospace and Defence White Paper Launch

An Indian aerospace components manufacturer discussed the nuances of building local partnerships with a potential customer from a leading Canadian firm. A representative from L-3 Wescam weighed in on the appointment of India’s new defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman. An executive from the Adani Group was engrossed in a conversation with a newfound connection from Pratt & W ...

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The Modi government that came to power three years ago has made a deliberate effort to bring this sector under its ‘Make in India’ efforts to spur growth and encourage local manufacturing.

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The launch event of the white paper – ‘Indian Aerospace and Defence market, Opportunities for French-speaking companies,’ was held successfully at the welcome lounge bar of Hilton Hotel, Bangalore, on Wednesday, 18th January. The event was organised by Arsha Consulting and sponsored by Embassy Office Parks and the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC). At the event, two documen ...

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Earlier this month two of the world’s largest democracies – India and the United States–exchanged strategic ‘handshakes’ even as India was designated as a ‘Major Defence Partner’ of the US. The outgoing US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter was in India where this unique status was bestowed on it strengthening bilateral ties between the countries. The status will mean deeper co ...

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones have seen multiple uses in various sectors across the globe including military, goods delivery, surveillance, conservation etc. Their compact sizes, reach and convenience in handling means they can be tailored to be valuable resources in many sectors. In India too, UAVs are beginning to be used in diverse fields in areas where their acc ...

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