Navy participates in 'Make In India' week

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Mumbai, Feb 16: Navy's Design Directorate has set up a stall on innovation and developments by Naval Dockyard Mumbai and Weapons and Electronic Systems Engineering Establishment, at the 'Make in India' week underway here.

The Navy has set up stalls exhibiting indigenisation initiatives and innovations undertaken, especially in the domain of ship building and repair with the theme 'Self Reliance through Indigenisation & Innovation'.

'Make In India' week: Navy participates

Of the ten focus centres of the exhibition, the Indian Navy is participating actively in the 'Defence' pavilion, a Defence release said. Navy has also prepared a stall on innovation and developments by Naval Dockyard (Mumbai) and Weapons and Electronic Systems Engineering Establishment (WESEE).

WESEE section lays out the requirements of Indian Navy in terms of upcoming technologies in fields of Information Technology and Combat Management Systems.

While having already saved thousands of crore rupees to government exchequer in the last few years by partnering in new projects with indigenous companies WESEE is able to design and produce high technology equipment specifically required for the Navy.

The stall is looking at partnership development in fields of interest to the Indian Navy, the release said. Standing out as an example of indigenisation to the country, Indian Navy has transformed from a buyer's Navy to builders navy over the last five decades, the release said.

Today, 46 warships and submarines are being made in India with projects worth Rs 1,34,761 crore being executed in Indian shipyards over the next decade or so.

This transformation was achieved through extensive perspective planning looking at future scenario and requirements for 10-20 years window, it said.

PTI 

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