Make in India has been powered by an in-depth overhaul of processes and policies, which in turn has been made possible by the hard work of thousands of government and private sector agencies.
Make in India has yielded significant dividends and has ensured that there is huge increase in the confidence of investors and collaborators. Government of India doesn't want the momentum gained by Make in India to slow down and so various events are organised now and then to keep momentum going on for Make in India.
One such programme was hosted at Subroto Park in New Delhi in collaboration with CII. The one day seminar on 'Make in India for Indian Air Force' was attended by Minister of State Defence, Mr. Rao Inderjit Singh.
(1/2) Delivered keynote address at Seminar 'Make in India for Indian Air Force through innovation & Indigenisation'. pic.twitter.com/GLDOlsDBRZ— Rao Inderjit Singh (@Rao_InderjitS) April 19, 2016
Mr. Singh at the seminar:
Mr. Singh who was the chief guest of the event in his keynote address said that, "A number of measures have been taken by the Government of india to promote indigenous development and manufacture of defence equipment. The DPP 2016, revised offset policy and enhanced FDI in defence sector are some such measures which offer several; incentives to the private industry to participate in defence production".
Mr. Singh further added that, "I am glad that this seminar is being held and the Indian Air Force and CII has come together to participate in the same platform. The Indian Air Force has prepared its indigenisation requirements for future technologies and new weapon system capabilities that they plan to induct, in the form of this form of a booklet".
Before the release of the booklet on "Indigenisation Roadmap for the Indian Air Force" he said that "It would provide useful inputs to the industry to map their potential with the requirements of the Indian Air Force".
Chief of Air Staff Arup Raha at the seminar:
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha gave the inaugural address. While delivering the address the CAS said that,
"IAF is in the process of modernising and expanding its inventory to keep up with the changing geo-political scenario and emerging threat perception. There exists a huge potential for indigenisation in the manufacturing of capital equipment and their maintenance spares. Economical and optimal exploitation of such a potential by the Indian Industry would lead to greater self reliance".
Various session of the day:
The morning sessions:
Indigenisation of Capital Equipment
Indigenisation for Maintenance and Sustenance of Aircraft Fleets and systems
The afternoon sessions:
Quality Assurance and Certification of Indigenous Equipment
MRO in Military Aviation : IAF perspective and Industry Capability