Future of the India Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022
India was the world’s top-most importer of military hardware over 2012–2016. The country’s defense equipment imports, which accounted for 13% of global arms imports over 2012–2016, were three times larger than its closest rivals, China and Pakistan. The country mainly relies on imports to meet 70% of its defense requirements, with the remaining 30% being met by domestic companies. However, India is aiming to attain self-reliance by procuring the majority of its defense requirements domestically and programs such as “Make in India” have already been launched by the government.
Although Russia continues to dominate Indian defense equipment imports, India has lately sought to diversify its procurement sources, with a recent focus on the US. During the forecast period, the US, the UK, and Israel are expected to further strengthen their market positions, reducing the market share of other European suppliers such as Germany and France. For example, India signed a US$3 billion deal with the US for procuring 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters and 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. The Indian MoD also signed a contract of US$107.8 million with the US based Lockheed Martin for procuring pilot night vision sensor (PNVS) systems for Apache helicopters.
Between 2013 and 2017, the Indian defense budget increased at a CAGR of 7.73%, and is expected to increase significantly, at a CAGR of 10.49%, during the forecast period, to reach a value of US$69.1 billion by 2022. Prolonged unresolved border issues and rising tension with two neighboring nations, China and Pakistan, is expected to fuel the defense budget in the coming years; in addition to the country’s need to replace its aging and outdated military hardware and technology.
Under the “Make in India” campaign, launched by the BJP Government and led by the country’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, India’s manufacturing capabilities are under process of being enhanced, presenting ample growth opportunities for Indian defense manufactures such as the Tata Group, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bharat Electronics Limited (BHEL), Mahindra Defence Systems (MDS),and Reliance Defence.
The report “Future of the India Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022” offers detailed analysis of Indian defense industry with market size forecasts covering the next five years. This report will also analyze factors that influence demand for the industry, key market trends, and challenges faced by industry participants.
In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following -
- Indian defense industry market size and drivers: Detailed analysis of Indian defense industry during 2018–2022, including highlights of the demand drivers and growth stimulators for the industry. It also provides a snapshot of the country’s expenditure and modernization patterns.
- Budget allocation and key challenges: Insights into procurement schedules formulated within the country and a breakdown of the defense budget. It also details the key challenges faced by defense market participants within the country.
- Porter’s Five Force analysis of Indian defense industry: Analysis of the market characteristics by determining the bargaining power of suppliers, bargaining power of buyers, threat of substitution, intensity of rivalry, and barriers to entry.
- Import and Export Dynamics: Analysis of prevalent trends in the country’s imports and exports over the last five years.
- Market opportunities: Details of the top five defense investment opportunities over the next 10 years.
- Competitive landscape and strategic insights: Analysis of the competitive landscape of Indian defense industry. It provides an overview of key players, together with insights such as key alliances, strategic initiatives, and a brief financial analysis.
Companies mentioned in this report: Lockheed Martin Corporation, BAE Systems Plc. , Thales, Boeing , Mazagon Docks Limited, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) , Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) , Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), Ordnance Factory Board, Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) and Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL).
- India has a coastline, land frontier, island territories, airspace, and crucial offshore installations to defend against the various potential security threats. As a result, it is highly necessary for the Indian Armed Forces to be prepared to repel any external threat. The Indian Government is therefore continuously focusing on improving the country’s existing defense infrastructure. Only 30% of the defense needs are currently fulfilled by the domestic defense industry and the rest is imported from various countries of the world. The Indian Government has identified the need to build a strong and self-sustaining defense sector as a top priority. This has prompted the Indian MoD to consistently allocate an increasing share of its budget toward the defense sector, a trend that is expected to continue over the forecast period. Historic data shows that India invested US$187.8 billion in the defense sector during 2013-2017, and this is expected to increase to US$285.2 billion over 2018-2022.
- Historic data shows the average capital expenditure allocation of the total Indian defense budget was averaging 35.8%, and the allocation is expected to decline marginally during the forecast period to an average of 35.3%.
- The Indian MoD is expected to invest in submarines, multi-role aircrafts, corvettes, tanks, artillery guns, Multi Barrel Rocket Launchers (MBRL), helicopters, submarines, surface-to-air missiles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and frigates among others.
Reasons to buy
- This report will give the user confidence to make the correct business decisions based on a detailed analysis of Indian defense industry market trends for the coming five years
- The market opportunity section will inform the user about the various military requirements that are expected to generate revenues during the forecast period. The description includes technical specifications, recent orders, and the expected investment pattern by the country during the forecast period
- Detailed profiles of the top domestic and foreign defense manufacturers with information about their products, alliances, recent contract wins, and financial analysis wherever available. This will provide the user with a total competitive landscape of the sector
- A deep qualitative analysis of Indian defense industry covering sections including demand drivers, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Key Trends and Growth Stimulators, and latest industry contracts