In­dus­try In­ter­ac­tion for In­di­g­e­niza­tion of Naval Avi­a­tion

FICCI Business Digest - - States -

In­dian Navy and FICCI Kar­nataka State Coun­cil jointly or­ga­nized a 'Naval Avi­a­tion – In­dus­try In­ter­ac­tion for In­di­g­e­niza­tion of Pro­cure­ment' in Ben­galuru on 15 May 2018. More than 100 firms par­tic­i­pated in the meet­ing, with an ob­jec­tive to fa­mil­iar­ize the in­dus­try with the naval or­ga­ni­za­tion, pro­ce­dures, poli­cies and re­quire­ments and avi­a­tion com­po­nents re­quired by the naval avi­a­tion wing were also dis­played for the ben­e­fit of the vis­i­tors. The Navy of­fi­cials, pro­vided the de­tails of in­di­g­e­niza­tion cells to take mat­ters for­ward.

Rear Ad­mi­ral VM Doss, As­sis­tant Chief of Naval Staff (Air Ma­teriel) of the Naval Head­quar­ters, New Delhi, re­marked 'most de­fence com­po­nents' needs are met by var­i­ous for­eign com­pa­nies. Now, un­der PM's 'Make in In­dia' ini­tia­tive, the de­fence forces have eased the pro­ce­dures for our in­dus­tri­al­ists to sup­ply their prod­ucts and the scope is huge. Once they start man­u­fac­tur­ing and sup­ply­ing com­po­nents to the de­fence forces, they will be able to ex­port them also.' On the po­ten­tial for sup­ply­ing to Navy, he said, in an­other ten years, the num­ber of war­ships and air­craft will in­crease lead­ing to an en­hanced de­mand. 'We have taken mul­ti­ple steps to­wards in­di­g­e­niza­tion. A Naval Avi­a­tion In­di­g­e­niza­tion road map has also been pre­pared for next five years to in­di­g­e­nize over 500 com­po­nents (crit­i­cal and non-crit­i­cal),' he said. The in­dus­try can be in­volved in up-gra­da­tion, re­pair work or re­verse en­gi­neer­ing.

FICCI Chair­man Shekar Viswanathan said, 'In­dia has the po­ten­tial to emerge as a global plat­form for de­fence re­search and man­u­fac­tur­ing and soft­ware de­vel­op­ment, which would strengthen our de­fence ca­pa­bil­i­ties to spur in­dus­trial de­vel­op­ment in our coun­try.'

L to R: Malayadhri Reddy M. Pres­i­dent, Peenya In­dus­tries As­so­ci­a­tion, CMDE N. Balakr­ish­nan, PDAPP, Rear Ad­mi­ral VM Doss, VSM, ACNS (Air Ma­teriel), Shekar Viswanathan, Chair­man — FICCI Kar­nataka State Coun­cil and BN Sud­hakara, Di­rec­tor, MSME-DI.

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