Welcome to Defence.Capital !
Defence.Capital tracks the business and politics of India’s growing defence, homeland security, aerospace and maritime trade and market, to provide you the most accurate, quality news at the right time.
While India has for long been a major customer for the global arms, aviation and security kits bazaar, the policy thrust for indigenisation of defence, homeland security, aerospace and maritime production makes it an exciting time for the industry in India. India is estimated to spend $250 billion till 2027 on military procurement alone that would make it one among the world’s top arms buyers over the next decade.
Defence.Capital will inform relevant stake-holders and engage both the business and the men of arms. This portal will track the requirements of India’s armed forces, the opportunity that presents itself to the industry, international partnerships, and cooperation, and also the progress of India’s defence, aerospace and maritime acquisition programmes.
Besides covering the big players in the defence, aerospace and shipping business, Defence.Capital will endeavor to highlight the growing capabilities of micro, small and medium enterprises in the sectors. Keeping the industry up to date with practices in the Defence Procurement Procedure, Defence Procurement Manual and foreign investment and military budget, apart from homeland security, civil aviation, maritime and shipping policies, legislations and developments, will also be focus areas.
Content for this website will be provided by seasoned defence, homeland security, aerospace and maritime correspondents, who have reported and commented on these subjects for leading Indian media houses for years.
Defence.Capital will also bring together decision-takers, opinion-makers, commentators and practitioners from the military, bureaucracy and the industry to express their views and analysis on the latest developments in the two key sectors that are drivers of growth and development.
The idea is to get all the relevant stake-holders to engage in a debate that is productive and profitable in the larger interest of the nation’s armed forces and aerospace modernisation.
Defence.Capital aims to ultimately emerge as the first place where the stake-holders – be they uniformed armed forces personnel, decision-makers in the government or representatives of the industry – go to for fast, factual news, analysis and trends on India’s defence, homeland security, aerospace and maritime business and to put the information to good use.
Defence.Capital is edited by NC Bipindra, who has over 25 years as a journalist, having worked previously as India Defence Correspondent for Bloomberg News, Defence Affairs Editor of The New Indian Express and The Sunday Standard, Senior Assistant Editor with Indo-Asian News Service and Chief Defence Correspondent of The Press Trust of India, all based out of New Delhi. He is also the founder of Arming India, his previous media venture, again in the aerospace and defence sector.