Army Day 15 Jan 2021

On the occasion of the Army Day 2021, SAMDeS fraternity extends its warmest felicitations and best wishes to the Indian Army.

The past year has been a truly challenging one and the Indian Army has proved its mettle as a highly committed and professional force and earned the highest admiration of the nation and the respect of its adversaries.

The Indian Army has contributed in a very large measure to use its resources to advantage in the supreme task of nation building. At the international level the Indian Army’s reputation in UNPKOs as a professional force is nulli secondus.

Given the rapid advances in technology and the doctrinal shifts in the conduct of operations and the design of battle the Indian Army is sure footed and firm in taking these challenges in its stride.

At SAMDeS we continue to explore new avenues of making the national aero-maritime-military ecosystem more robust and more responsive to the challenges of tomorrow. We remain committed to the Indian Army to jointly develop thought leadership approaches on adoption of new concepts and technologies.

Jai Hind.

Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM,AVSM YSM((Retd)., Chairperson, SAMDeS


Welcome to SAMDeS India!


Our Focus Areas

Atmanirbhar Bharat

Integration of resources to achieve self reliance

International and national regulatory framework on Arms Trade

Mission oriented investments in R&D and innovation

Process protocols for technology absorption

Innovative investment options for defence sector

Skill sets for defence manufacturing

Knowledge Partner on compliance issues

Export potential of Indian defence products

SAMDeS is India’s KEY non-profit think tank, which aims to promote multi-disciplinary research and analysis to inspire and inform the public and private policy discourse on national aerospace, defence, military and maritime Industry Related matters. The objective is to encourage a non-partisan and balanced examination of issues, foster thought provoking debates and discussion and to serve as a repository of information and an institutional resource base.
SAMDeS is registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860, with the Registrar of Society, NCT.

Our Goal is to

Conduct Independent multi disciplinary research and analysis to provide guidance and propose policies to create a vibrant, inclusive and comprehensive aerospace, defence and maritime ecosystem that best meets the national security objectives and spurs concurrent growth of the domestic A&D industry in an integrated coordinated and harmonized manner.

Our News & Events

eSymposium On Leveraging Leasing for Force Level Maintenance & Modernisation


eSymposium On Catalysing Defence Exports


Think Tank Partner BIMRAD, Bangladesh


SAMDeS and AUUP sign MoU to cooperate in joint studies and research projects.


MoU between ICFAI & SAMDeS New Delhi


The ICFAI University, Dehradun & SAMDeS, New Delhi (Society for Aerospace Maritime & Defence Studies).

Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM,AVSM YSM,(Retd), Chairman SAMDeS delivering the thematic address at esym on catalyzing defence exports.


Chairperson SAMDeS delivered the thematic address emphasizing atmanirbharta and swadesikaran will drive industry to achieve and exceed global standards.

International Maritime Collaboration - Emerging Business Opportunities


BW Businessworld with SAMDeS will raise such issues in the Webinar – International Maritime Collaboration.
SAMDeS India Event 3

World Maritime Day on 24 September 2020


International Maritime Collaboration - Webinar



1st eSymposium On Negotiating Defence Contracts


Providing an insight into MoD’s negotiation strategy and its expectations from industry, Clarifying issues about technical and commercial negotiations, etc.


Ambassador Ronen Sen

I congratulate you for taking the timely initiative of setting up the Society for Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Studies.

Shri Nikhil Gandhi

I fully agree that creation of such an organization was long overdue with a neutral objective and contribute significantly to this very important cause in the interest of national security.

Shri PR Sivasubramanian

I must congratulate you along with your cofounders on taking initiative in establishing SAMDeS with very laudable objectives. I am sure with your multi disciplinary approach SAMDeS will produce solutions in the Defence sector, with indigenization as the dominant feature.

General NC Vij

It is indeed the call of the day and a most desirable venture.

Shri Shekhar Dutt, SM

Heartiest Congratulations. I am sure its going to be very useful to the sector.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others

- Thomas Shultz