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Indo-US Aerospace & Defence Forum - HO Initiative


Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing& Service Industry has now come of age in India driven by 3 segment - Civil Aviation, Military Aviation and Military Ground Systems. Given the significance of USA in this industry IACC has decided to form an Aerospace & Defense Forum effective Oct 1 2011.

According to the American Aerospace Industries Association, several US aerospace contractors are looking towards India. “Apart from global requirements, the firms are keen to tap domestic Indian demand, given the rapidly rising civil aviation sector and air defense efforts.” There is a growing base for manufacturing several aircraft components such as aircraft doors, landing gears, window glass and cables from India.

About Forum:

The Indo-US Aerospace and Defence Forum compromises of IACC members with domain expertise in Supplier Management, Engineering Services, Raw Material, Manufacturing and R&D.

  • Chairman: Vasanth Kini, MD, Titanium Industries India Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore & EC Member IACC
  • Member : David Ranson, Managing Director, Moog Technology Center India Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore.
  • Member : Knox Johnstone, Global Services Director, Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), McLean Virginia USA.
  • Member : Rajendra Velagapudi, Senior VP - Aerospace, Cyient Ltd. Hyderabad.
  • Member : Javaji Munirathnam, CEO, Javaji M Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore.
Key Focus Area:
Key areas of focus will be the Offsets Opportunities, Quality and Potential for Aerospace and Defence. The purpose of The Aerospace & Defence Forum is to provide a platform for Indo-US B2B opportunities, to share news, information and analysis, and organize events relevant to the aerospace and defence industries, with an emphasis on Indo –US trade activities.
This forum looks forward to participation from large companies, professionals, investors, government agencies, non-profit and professional associations, established businesses and entrepreneurs with a strong interest in the aerospace and defence industries.
IACC being the only bilateral chamber between India and USA is uniquely  positioned for this initiative, IACC's members comprises
(1) Indian companies doing business with USA
(2) US companies in India.
(3) US companies in USA doing business with India.
No other chamber of commerce either in India or USA has this spectrum of membership.
For further details and to partner with IACC for this initiative, kindly contact Ms. Trupti Pawar (trupti@iaccindia.com / 022-22821413). 

Past Events:

For an Overview of all 2012-13 Events : 

January 27, 2012: IACC Aerospace & Defense Forum "Stakeholder Consultation"  

August 17-18, 2012 SAE Aerospace & Defense Conference & Exposition Chennai

September 10, 2012 High Level Interactive Meeting between Dr. Jon Alterman, Director, CSIS Washington DC & Indian Aerospace Industry Leaders by US Consulate supported by IACC A&D Forum held at Taj West End, Bangalore

December 10-11, 2012: SIATI Global Aerospace Industry Meet (GAIM 2012) at Bangalore

July 19-20, 2013: Defence Offset: MSMEs Network with DPSUs, DRDO and other Public and Large Private Industries


For an Overview of all 2013-14 Events :

For an Overview of all 2014-15 Events :

January 19, 2015: IACC's Aerospace & Defense forum supported the "Aerospace Meet"  in Bangalore

February 18-22, 2015: IACC's Aerospace & Defense forum supported the “Aero India  2015”- Asia’s Premier Air Show in Bangalore


For an Overview of all 2015-16 Events :

December 1-2, 2015: India MRO Summit in Lalit Ashok at Banglore

A Session on “MSME DEFEXPO 2015”  White Orchid Convention Centre - 10, 11 & 12 December 2015, Bengaluru

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