New Delhi, February 7, 2018: FKCCI – PHD Chamber and Indian Air Force are conducting a Seminar and Exhibition on “Indigenisation of Indian Air Force Aviation Requirements” on February 5, 2018 at Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru. This is in continuation to the series of initiatives by Indian Air Force to meet and discuss its future requirements directly with the Private industry.
Brig HPS Bedi, PHD Chambers put together a session of Indian Industry and IAF with a focus on Indigenisation. Sugosha Advisory is the Media Partner for this event.
Air Marshall Sanjay Sharma, AVSM, AOC Maintenance, the Chief Guest on the seminar stated that the time is now for the domestic industry to grab the opportunity offered by the Indian Armed Forces. The Customer is reaching out to the industry to invite them for indigenisation. Having indigenised more than 47000 items till now, and 70 in this year itself, he stated that 1700 items have been identified for indigenisation in the coming year. Asserting that adequate revenue budget support is available, he encouraged the industry to look at the revenue expenditure going abroad. We need to progress to developing sub-systems and systems he said.
MrSuvarnaRaju, Chairman HAL, addressing the audience said that we must ensure that our MSMEs dramatically increase their foot print in the Aerospace and Defence Sector. He indicated that HAL is here to support the Indian industry, by also transferring technologies they have developed to industry, hand-hold them for being partners in progress. He indicated that there is enough space for the industry to co-exist with HAL and encouraged the industry to come forward and take away all the work from HAL. HAL is happy to give away the work to the industry and concentrate on Integration alone.
Mr Ravi, President of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industries, began the entire session on an extremely positive note, by outlining he huge development initiatives of the GoI, indicating huge oipportunities in MRO, High end mechanical products, aircraft spares and tools. Indicating that Karnataka is the only state with an Avistion Policy, has the eco-system to integrate the industry into a holistic might.
AVM BK Sood, VSM, ACAS(MP), indicated that industry must get familiar with the procedures to eb able to seamlessly get into the system.
JetendraGavankar, AVP, ADANI, strongly advocated development of MSMEs as pillars of support to the large primes and has indicate that Adanis would go around the country to find the gems and integrate them into their supply chain. With a focus on indigenous development, he was hopeful that with such progressive policies the Armed Forces would be supported from within the geography in the near future. The Strategic Partnership model must be progressed expeditiously.
Jan Widerstorm, SAAB, indicated that the focus on R&D is essential for progress with R&D effort flowing down to the MSMEs.
Col KV Kuber, CEO Sugosha Advisory, complimented the GoI for the progressive policies and encouraged effective and speedy implementation. For all the hope and energy available in the industry, orders have to flow. Col Kuber stressed the need for the Strategic Partnership model to be implemented on mission mode and exploit the Defence Industrial Corridors of Chennai-Bangalore to progress indigenous development. The RFI for the Single Engine aircraft, with true potential must be released soon. Offsets Policy must be ,made applicable to the revenue procurements also and utilised innovatively, to enhance indigenous development and exports.
Corporate Comme India (CCI Newswire)