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SIDM signed MoU with SOFF

Published on June 14, 2021
Current Context: The Society of Indian Defense Manufacturers (SIDM) has signed an MoU with the Swedish Security and Defense Industry (SOFF).
SIDM signed MoU with SOFF
  • The MoU was signed during the webinar titled ‘India-Sweden Defense Industry Cooperation’. The webinar was held under the theme of ‘Capitalization of Growth Opportunities’.
  • It was organised by the Department of Defense Production, Ministry of Defence, through SIDM and SOFF.
  • From India, the chief guest was Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and from Sweden, the chief guest was Peter Hultquist, Defence Minister of the country.
  • The MoU was signed to promote bilateral defence industrial relations between India and Sweden.
  • Under the MoU, a Joint working group will be framed to manage the operations of the MoU.
  • During the webinar, the first edition of ‘SIDM Member Directory 2020-21 – A 360 Overview of the Indian Defense and Aerospace Sector’ was released by Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • It mentions the capabilities of 437 companies associated with the defence and aerospace sector and grants them access to information on the Indian industry.
  • Also, Union Defence Minister invited the firms from Sweden to invest in Defense Corridors in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
  • He also assured cooperation with Sweden in the shipbuilding industry area.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of SIDM: New Delhi
    • President of SIDM: Jayant D Patil
    • HQ of SOFF: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Secretary-General of SOFF: Robert Limmergaard

Question: 

Q.1 Which organisation signed MoU with Swedish Security and Defense Industry (SOFF) during the webinar titled ‘India-Sweden Defense Industry Cooperation’?
a. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
b. Indian Army
c. NITI Aayog
d. Society of Indian Defense Manufacturers (SIDM)

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