Avnish completed his schooling from St. Columba’s School, New Delhi and completed his BA(Hons) in History from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi and MSc International Business from IESEG School of Management, Paris, France.
He presently leads SIDM’s International initiatives and works closely with the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of External Affairs, Foreign Missions in India and Multinationals. He has managed programmes and advocacy efforts with more than 20 countries and has led 6 International Industry Delegations to Russia (3), Israel, Sweden and South Korea. He was a member of the MoD-Industry Task Force on Revision on DAP 2016 and DPM 2009.
Off work, he represents Odisha in State-Level Shooting Championships and has played college football at Delhi University. He enjoys reading about intergalactic space travel, engages in anything which does not fit usual convention and is a passionate patriot.
Since 2017, the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) has grown and established itself as India’s apex Defence Industry association and, today plays a proactive role as an advocate, catalyst, and facilitator for the growth and capability building of the defence industry in India.
The Society represents the entire spectrum of Defence and Aerospace manufacturers in India covering both the Public and the Private Sector. Its membership constitutes Large companies, MSMEs, FOEMs, Academic Institutions and Think Tanks which are spread across all states and regions of the country.
SIDM stands as the ‘Voice of the Industry’ and works closely with the Government to shape a conducive policy environment for the growth of the defence Industry in India. Through its MoUs with the Army, the Air Force and the Navy, SIDM provides a platform for interface with the Services and enables the Industry to serve the emerging requirement of the forces.