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Seminar on self-reliance showcases SMEs items under indigenisation

New Delhi, May 1 (KNN) A diverse range of items under indigenisation through small and medium (SME's) were displayed at a seminar on 'Self Reliance in Land Systems through Indigenisation - The Future Perspective' yesterday.

The programme was organised by Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) and Directorate General Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) here.

The event witnessed contribution of ideas of a large cross-section of the private industry, PSUs, military and academic experts.

Principal Scientific Advisor, Rajgopal Chidambaram, the chief guest for the event, deliberated the idea that the seminar must provide a platform to the defence industry to project their capabilities and gain insight into the policies and procedures on indigenization as well as provide an opportunity to both the army and the industry to build an enduring partnership which will be instrumental in addressing the issues related to indigenisation of military equipment.

He called for industry to give its full support in turning the notion of total indigenisation equipment into a reality.

Over twenty papers were presented in five technical sessions on themes like policies and procedures to drive Indigenisation, organisational structures to fast track indigenisation, role of academia in assisting indigenisation, leveraging ICT and modern manufacturing processes to accelerate indigenization and public-private partnership.

The seminar highlighted the compelling thoughts and ideas which came up during the technical sessions. It gave a positive direction to the industry houses in planning their future investments and the policy makers in framing policy guidelines to keep all the stake holders on the same page and focused towards the common goal.




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