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INDSEM seminar on indigenisation begins tomorrow

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Visakhapatnam, Feb 22 (UNI) The Indian Navy's premier facility, Naval Dockyard in the city, would host a two-day seminar-cum-exhibition on Indigenisation-- INDSEM-2006 from tomorrow.

The central theme of the seminar would be 'New Horizons and Approach for Indigenisation.' This event is aimed at focusing the Indian Navy's and in particular Eastern Naval Command's (ENC) sustained efforts towards indigenisation, a ENC release said here today.

The event would provide a platform for interaction between Navy and the Indian industry for expanding and deepening the scope and extent of indigenisation programme. The exhibition would showcase the products successfully indigenised by the industry.

The seminar would be attended by 250 delegates comprising high-ranking officers from Navy, DRDO and private and public sector companies from the country.

Vice Admiral Sureesh Mehta, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC would inaugurate the event.

The Indian Navy so far has played a leading role in achieving self-reliance through indigenisation of its key machinery components. Special emphasis towards indigenous design and development of equipment and system components through sustained partnership with public and private industry had paid rich dividends in the recent years. Many crucial equipment and systems for which Navy depended on foreign suppliers were today manufactured within the country and had greatly improved the self-reliance and operational capability of the navy, the release added.

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