Thursday, July 25, 2024

SP Shukla Elected SIDM President Today

By Staff Correspondent

Mr SP Shukla was elected President of SIDM for 2021 – 2023 by the SIDM Executive Council. Mr SP Shukla served as Vice-President of SIDM from 2019 – 2021. Mr Shukla is among the topmost industry leaders in India with over 4 decades of rich, varied experience in managing large projects and operations across diverse industries, including the Defence & Aerospace sector. His academic qualifications include B Tech (IIT) and MBA (IIMA).

Currently, Mr Shukla is the Chairman of the Boards of several companies in the Defence & Aerospace sector of the Mahindra Group, including Mahindra Defence Systems, Mahindra Aerostructures and Mahindra Telephonics etc. His responsibilities include companies in other sectors also. He serves as the Chairman of Mahindra EPC Micro Irrigation, Mahindra CIE Automotive, and Mahindra Sanyo Special Steels.

Mr Shukla gave a statment upon his appointment, “I thank Mr Jayant D Patil for his leadership as President of SIDM from 2019–2021. During his tenure, the Society has grown tremendously in its stature. It has made a positive impact in strengthening India’s journey towards ‘aatmanirbharta’ in Defence production” We have witnessed several important policy decisions in the last few years which have created a sound environment for the industry’s growth.

The policies have aptly addressed the industry concerns and have catalysed the growth of Startups and MSMEs whose development is crucial for new-age technologies. It will be my endeavour to continue this momentum where SIDM works closely with the Ministry of Defence, Services, DPSUs and International stakeholders to put forth Industry views. SIDM will encourage and promote initiatives for strengthening our collective movement towards Make in India.”

The Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) is a not-for-profit association formed to be the apex body of the Indian defence industry. SIDM plays a proactive role as an advocate, catalyst, and facilitator for the growth and capability building of the defence industry in India


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