In pursuit of GOI’s ‘Make in India’ thrust and achieving the Indian Navy’s goal of self-reliance through indigenous development, a two day seminar on “Innovation and Indigenisation – Sailing towards Self Reliance” was inaugurated today by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi, in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Raksha Mantri, Shri Manohar Parrikar called upon the industry to play a significant role in accomplishment of national security as well as the nation’s quest for self reliance. The minister appreciated the role of DRDO in supporting the efforts of the Navy in achieving their goals towards indigenization and lauded the efforts put in by the Indian Navy and CII for their efforts in supporting the nation’s thrust on “Make in India”
The gathering was also addressed by Shri Sukaran Singh and Shri Anil Ambani who gave the industry perspective of Innovation and Indigenisation. Ms Shubhra Singh JS, DIPP also addressed the gathering during the inaugural session.
The seminar spread over two days and is being attended by senior Government Officials, leaders from Ship Building Industry, Captains of Indian Industry and members of Academia besides officers from all the armed forces. More than 300 hundred dignitaries from over 120 industries are participating in the seminar.
Papers on ‘Synergy amongst stakeholders in Indigenisation’, ‘Innovation for Self Reliance’ ‘Challenges in induction of Indigenous Systems’ would be presented by speakers from IN, DPSUs, industry and academia.