Eighth Aero India 2011 - International Seminar to be held in Bangalore

Bangalore, Jan 29 (ANI): The eighth Aero India 2011 - International Seminar conducted will held at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) Convention Centre here from February 7 to 9, as a prelude to the 'Aero India 2011 Exposition'.

The seminar, organized by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in association with the Aeronautical Society of India, will be inaugurated on February 7.

The seminar is likely to be attended by over 800 delegates both from India and abroad, from aerospace industry, R and D institutions, academic institutions including students, besides delegates from the armed forces and DRDO laboratories.

"While indigenization is necessary for the progress of the nation, collaboration and co-operation in development and production would speed up the realization of the products and help in reducing the costs", stated Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri and Secretary Department of Defence Research and Development during a press meet at ADE Bangalore.

"Self Reliance need to be redefined in terms of contemporary Global Economic Scenario," he added describing aviation as the industry of millennium with a phenomenal growth.

The theme of the seminar "Aero and Space Technologies, Success through Global Co- operation" has been selected keeping in mind the global scenario.

A total of 64 papers would be presented in the seminar including 38 speakers from abroad.

The speakers include the CEOs and Technologists from leading companies such as Eurojet, Boeing, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, SAAB, Goodrich, Professors from Indian Institute of Science, MIT USA, Scientists from DRDO, CSIR, and BEL.

Contemporary and emerging technologies will be discussed during the seminar.

The star attraction of DRDO/ADA's participation in the Airshow, Aero India - 2011 are the flight displays of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft, Aerostat and live exhibits of Unmanned Aerial vehicles. (ANI)

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