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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Indian Defence and Aerospace Private Companies to Watch Out For
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.
India Becomes 'Major Defence Partner' to the US
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 ...
India Finds Myriad Uses for Drones
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 ...
DefExpo 2016 Encourages Defence and Safety Equipment Made in India
The 9th edition of DefExpo 2016, a land, naval and internal homeland security systems exhibition kicked off on 28th March in Goa inaugurated by India’s Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar. While the last edition of the event saw 232 companies from 32 countries, this year it includes a much wider participation. As many as 1055 companies from 47 countries and 224 delegations from ...
India Aviation 2016 – A Taste of the Future
The Indian aviation sector holds great potential in the development of the economy as well as connecting India from within and to rest of the world. The future projections for the industry are positive with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicting that India will be the third largest aviation market in the world in a decade. By the year 2020, air traffic wi ...