A one day seminar on “Make in India for Indian Air Force’ in collaboration with CII was held at Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park, New Delhi today.
Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri (RRM), Sh Rao Inderjit Singh was the chief guest of the event and in his key note he said that “A number of measures have been taken by the Government of india to promote indigenous development and manufacture of defence equipment. The DPP 2016, revised offset policy and enhanced FDI in defence sector are some such measures which offer several; incentives to the private industry to participate in defence production. I am glad that this seminar is being held and the Indian Air Force and CII has come together to participate in the same platform. The Indian Air Force has prepared its indigenization requirements for future technologies and new weapon system capabilities that they plan to induct, in the form of this form of a booklet”. Before the release of the booklet on “Indigenisation Roadmap for the Indian Air Force” he said that “It would provide useful inputs to the industry to map their potential with the requirements of the Indian Air Force”.
The Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha gave the inaugural address. While delivering the address the CAS that “IAF is in the process of modernizing and expanding its inventory to keep up with the changing geo-political scenario and emerging threat perception. There exists a huge potential for indigenization in the manufacturing of capital equipment and their maintenance spares. Economical and optimal exploitation of such a potential by the Indian Industry would lead to greater self reliance”.
During the morning session - ‘Indigenisation of Capital Equipment’ followed by ‘Indigenisation for Maintenance and Sustenance of Aircraft Fleets and systems’ were covered. In the afternoon session - ‘Quality Assurance and Certification of Indigenious Equipment’ and ‘MRO in Military Aviation : IAF perspective and Industry Capability’ were discussed.