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Between 2012 and 2016, the Indian defense budget increased at a CAGR of 3.41%, and is expected to increase significantly, at a CAGR of 6.65% during the forecast period, to reach a value of US$55.4 billion by 2021. Prolonged unresolved border issues and rising tension with two neighboring nations, China and Pakistan, are expected to fuel the defense budget in the coming years; in addition to the country’s need to replace the aging and outdated military hardware and technology. Defense capital expenditure is expected to increase from US$15 billion in 2016 to US$21.2 billion in 2021, at a CAGR of 6.63%.

Key Findings

  • During 2012-2016, Indian defense expenditure registered growth of 3.41%, increasing from US$34 billion in 2012 to US$38.9 billion in 2016
  • Defense expenditure is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6.65% over 2017-2021and reach a value of US$55.4 billion in 2021
  • Over the forecast period, the country’s budget for homeland security is expected to be US$69.6 billion cumulatively
  • The key areas of investment are expected to be multi-role aircraft, infrastructure construction, corvettes, surface to air missiles, and frigates

Strategic Defence Intelligence’s report - Future of the Indian Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2021 offers detailed analysis of the industry with market size forecasts from 2017-2021. This report sheds light on factors that influence demand in the industry, key market trends, and challenges faced by industry participants.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:

  • Defense industry market size and drivers: detailed analysis of the defense industry during 2017-2021, including highlights of the demand drivers and growth stimulators. It also provides a snapshot of the country’s expenditure and modernization patterns
  • Budget allocation and key challenges: insights into procurement schedules formulated within the country and a breakdown of the defense budget with respect to the army, navy, and air force. It also details the key challenges faced by defense market participants within the country
  • Porter’s Five Force analysis of the defense industry: analysis of the market characteristics by determining the bargaining power of suppliers, buyers, threat of substitution, intensity of rivalry, and barriers to entry
  • Import and Export Dynamics: analysis of prevalent trends in the country’s imports and exports over the last five years
  • Market opportunities: details of the top five defense investment opportunities from 2016 to 2026
  • Competitive landscape and strategic insights: including an overview of key players, together with insights such as key alliances, strategic initiatives, and a brief financial analysis

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