Pune: Pune being a hub in manufacturing for Auto and Ancillary and also having various Defence manufacturing companies and research institutes, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with the Maharashtra Ex Servicemen Corporation Ltd (MESCO) organised a Seminar on Make in India for Defence, in light of promoting Make in India.
The seminar aimed to provide platform to local Defence industry to experience the exhibits and offerings and look for opportunities to team up to target indigenisation.
Mr Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Minister of Defence, presented the key note address emphasising the honest efforts being out to fulfil the Prime Ministers vision of ‘Make In India”. He also made a mention of the proposed new land acquisition bill which has been framed in such a flawless way, with a clear intention of development for the nation.
“Government is absolutely committed to working on Make In India to ensure employment opportunities and creating growth story of India ,in India with the combined efforts of Government and Industry” Mr Manohar Parrikar.
The dignitaries on the dais were prominent members of government and industry, Mr Sudhir Mehta, Deputy Chairman, CII (WR) & Chairman & Managing Director Pinnacle Industries Ltd Col S S Jatkar (Retd) Managing Director Mahasainik Industrial Estate (MSIE) Dr Lt Gen D Shekatkar (Retd) PVSM, AVSM, VSM Lt Gen Raymond Naronha AVSM ,SM Chief Of Staff,Head Southern Command Mr Baba N Kalyani Chairman, CII National Committee on Defence & Chairman & Managing Director Bharat Forge Ltd, Maj Gen Amrik Singh Director General Directorate General Resettlement (DGR), Mr Anil Goel Chairman, CII Pune Zonal Council & Chairman DuroShox Pvt Ltd and Maj Neil Castelino Deputy Director Head, CII Pune.
The Seminar focused on the need of indigenisation and evolve teaming models to address critical areas through defence cooperation. It addresed the challenges faced by Indian defence forces for Life support for supplied products and Knowledge sharing platform for new technologies and harness opportunities in frugal engineering.
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