Incorporation of new technology along with active participation of MSMEs, start-ups and academia will play a pivotal role in making Indian Navy completely Self Reliant, Rear Admiral R Vijay Sekhar, NM, Additional Chief of Materials (ACOM), Modernisation, Indian Navy

No. PR- 094

September 3, 2021

New Delhi

Incorporation of new technology along with active participation of MSMEs, start-ups and academia will play a pivotal role in making Indian Navy completely Self Reliant, Rear Admiral R Vijay Sekhar, NM, Additional Chief of Materials (ACOM), Modernisation, Indian Navy

 

 

With a view to explore and promote the indigenization of Indian Navy to further align with the mission of self-reliant India, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) organized an interactive webinar on Indigenisation Requirements of Indian Navy: Opportunities for MSMEs. The interactive webinar was held today on 3 September 2021. It also focused on MSME opportunities with regards to the production of niche technology products for the Indian Naval Forces.

Rear Admiral R Vijay Sekhar, NM (Nausena Medal)Additional Chief of Materials (ACOM), ModernisationIndian Navy highlighted that, the production of auxiliary like weapons, sensors, propulsion and etcetera has been rather slow and the need of the hour is that industries invest their complete support in the indigenisation of Indian Navy. He also mentioned that, the Indian Navy is committed to becoming completely self-reliant and the key to which lies in incorporation of new technology as well as active participation of MSMEs, start-ups and the academia.

Mr.Vikram Sahgal, Co-Chair, PHDCCI Defence & HLS Committee welcomed the Keynote Speaker and the other Speakers to this important Webinar. Addressing this Webinar, he mentioned that the Indian Navy has been in forefront in indigenisation of its platforms, systems, sensors and weapons. The modernisation and enhancement of naval capabilities are an ongoing process. We are assured that the Indian Navy is striving to address the capability enhancement in all the areas through indigenisation.

Commander Deepak Kota, Commander Indigenisation, Indian Navy gave an elaborate and informative technical presentation. He further mentioned that the fundamental concept of indigenisation has three aspects - design, manufacture and system integration. He shared the various opportunities for MSMEs for collaborating with the Indian Navy.

Highlighting the industry perspective Commander Bhaskar Sengupta, IN(Retd) General Manager(QA, IEP & VD), GRSE informed that there is a huge opportunity in outsourcing, a lot of value addition happens . The path ahead is all about exploring partnerships and another scope for indigenisation is with regards to the 'Magazine Fire Fighting System.

Expressing the viewpoint of the producers Mr. P Srinivas Raju, Managing Director, Jisnu Communications Pvt. Ltd. stated that, it Is predominantly a very high niche product line and has a lot of challenge involved due to the environment where the product will be used and needs to have a lot of interface. Also, the speed of the production as well as efficiency is a challenging factor. He is glad to see the navy coming forward with their requirements and discuss with the industry about the developments.

The Webinar was moderated by Mr. Vivek Seigell, Assistant Secretary General, PHDCCI. He also gave the formal vote of thanks. In his concluding remarks, Mr. Vikram Sahgal summed up the key takeaways from the deliberation of each speaker

PHDCCI’s webinar was supported by Starwire India Ltd and the Annual Sponsors such as DLF India; Multani Pharmaceuticals; UFLEX; JK Tyre & Industries; Marble City; Paramount Cables; SMC Investments and Advisors; Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic; Comtech Interio; DCM Shriram Industries; Radico Khaitan; R.E. Rogers India; Ajit Industries; Synergy Environics; Continental Carriers; Timberworkz; Jindal Stainless; Modern Automobiles; P S Bedi & Co; IFFCO and Hindware.

 

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Media Division

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry