HAL & DRDO the current windows for MSMEs participation with Defence Indigenisation: Air Marshal P P Khandekar

HAL & DRDO the current windows for MSMEs participation with Defence Indigenisation: Air Marshal P P Khandekar

HAL & DRDO the current windows for MSMEs participation with Defence Indigenisation: Air Marshal P P Khandekar


 

No.PR-79
August 30, 2016
New Delhi
 

HAL & DRDO the current windows for MSMEs participation with Defence Indigenisation: Air Marshal P P Khandekar
 

Air Marshal P P Khandekar, AO-in-C (Maintenance), IAF on Tuesday emphasized, articulating that MSMEs should progress with defence indigenisation programme with increased Research & Development (R&D) having innovative approach as it would only ensure and enhanced their participation with armed forces through defence undertakings such as HAL and DRDO.
 

Addressing a Seminar on “MSME Role in Indigenisation of IAF Requirements – Combating Challenges and Creating Capabilities with MSMEs” under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Mr. Khandekar said that currently MSMEs participation with armed forces was possible through the two entities and therefore, these should take advantages of the two windows with quality of manufacturing utmost in their mind.
 

Mr. Khandekar was addressing the Seminar which was organized as a Curtain Raiser to publicize a workshop on MSMEs role in Indigenisation of IAF requirements to be held at Lucknow on 14th of next month under the joint aegis of HAL, DRDO and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
 

The Seminar is likely to discuss and understand in detail the capabilities MSMEs posses and sensitize the local industry with the Indian Air Force requirement for future collaborations.  There will also be display of equipment by BRD units of Indian Air Force.
 

The stakeholders that are likely to attend the forthcoming seminar consists of Senior Indian Air Force officers, representatives from DPSUs, state government officials, defence think tanks, local SMEs and captains from the Indian industry including leading Indiana and International organizations.
 

In the Curtain Raiser event of the Chamber here today among those that were also present included the Vice President, PHD Chamber, Mr. Anil Khaitan; Co-Chairman, Defence Committee, PHD Chamber, Maj R S Bedi (Retd.) and its Secretary General, Mr. Saurabh Sanyal.
 

Ends.

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)