Benefits & Services

There are numerous ways we can assist you in developing your business with India.


  • Identification of key contacts and introductions
  • Co-ordination of visitor programmes and meetings
  • Communication of networking events with stakeholders
  • Access to all ADS Member companies across UK, France and India
  • Assistance in organising customer visits to the UK
  • ADS India periodically holds Member meetings, where top companies from UK and India such as MBDA, Rolls Royce, GKN, BAE, Cobham, Reliance, TATA and Bharat Forge are represented to participate and exchange informal information and promote various ideas and opportunities.


  • Provision of real-time market intelligence
  • Advice on Joint Venture and Strategic Alliance discussions
  • Assistance on ways to meet offset obligations
  • Support in understanding export licensing requirements
  • Branding services – assessment and review of local companies
  • Liaison services with central government bodies at the capital headquarters
  • Advice on commissioning services from the Department for International Trade through the UK Consulate in India (and services through the local DIT team)
  • Advice and assistance with export credit guarantees and local/domestic finance for customers
  • Assistance in finding, selecting and appointing local distributors and manufacturers
  • Assistance with the bidding process, which is often a requirement of the Indian Government and government-related ventures
  • Advice and support on the correct partners for sales or JV partners and also for sourcing products in India, as well as offering a finder service


  • Link into Indian Government-owned companies (Defence Public Sector Undertakings – or DPSUs), DRDO Laboratories, Ordinance Factories and Shipyards
  • Interface with local private Aerospace and Defence industry and fraternity
  • Network of local and central Government bodies
  • Utilise trade association links such as SIATI, FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM and PHDCCI
  • Link into local institutions
  • Assistance with exhibitions and seminars and booking of exhibition stands on companies’ behalf, pre-marketing to visitors, special publications and information dissemination