The aerospace and defence sector has been designated as one of the 25 key sectors under the Make in India initiative of Government of India, which is aimed at increasing the contribution of manufacturing to 25% of GDP. In the last four years, the Ministry of Defence has made many policy and procedural reforms to galvanise indigenous defence production in the sector. DPP 2016 favouring Make In India, simplifying of Make II Procedure to encourage Suo Moto proposals by Industry, easing of policies in procurement of new platforms and sustaining existing equipment to enhance operational capability of the armed forces, the Draft Defence Production Policy 2018, Technology Perspective Capability Requirement 2018, amendments to DPP 2016 in May 2018 for ease of doing business in defence procurements, and the policy encouraging exports in defence sector, have all paved the way for creation of a robust defence manufacturing ecosystem in the country.
Nashik has the potential of being an important manufacturing hub for defence and aerospace, with a large number of MSME’s in and around Nashik and Ahmednagar, which can integrate into the supply chain of major OEM’s in the industrial zones of Pune and Mumbai.
Against this backdrop, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in association with Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) / Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) are organising a ‘Defence Industry Stakeholders Seminar’ on 17 January 2019 at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Ojhar Township, Nashik District, Maharashtra. A number of DPSUs, Shipyards, the OFB, DRDO, and the Indian Armed Forces will be exhibiting products for indigenisation.
The seminar will serve as an important platform to bring together key stakeholders-Government officials, senior representatives of the three Services, DRDO, Defence PSUs, and private Industry, to deliberate on opportunities in capital, sustenance and indigenisation requirements of the Indian Armed Forces and galvanise business engagements.
The Hon'ble Raksha Rajya Mantri, Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamrehas kindly agreed to be the ‘Chief Guest’ of the seminar and will deliver the Inaugural Address.
For more details, you may kindly contact Mr. Yashvardhan Verma on firstname.lastname@example.org or +911145772017.