Aatmanirbhar Air Arm of Indian Navy Seminar-2023 Concludes

Indian Navy

Kochi: The Southern Naval Command, Kochi hosted a two day seminar, themed ‘Aatmanirbhar Air Arm of the Indian Navy 2023′, from November 13-14, 2023. The event was conducted under the aegis of Headquarters Naval Aviation.


Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff presided over the seminar as Chief Guest.

In his keynote address, the CNS emphasised the need for a self-reliant approach to meet the challenges in the maritime domain. He stated that the Gol’s initiative of Aatmanirbhar Bharat underlines its potential application to the Indian Naval Aviation sector. The current strides taken towards the localisation of various spares and critical components towards aircraft manufacturing within the country has gathered pace and the potential of the Indian industry has been encouraging.

He highlighted the importance of flight safety and reduction of aircraft accidents by enforcing stringent checks and revisiting the SOPs.

Insightful papers were presented by the Subject Matter Experts and eminent panelists focusing on in-depth analysis and strategies to foster innovation.

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The seminar served as platform in bringing various experts in the field of aviation under one platform with the aim of looking at ways of leveraging the contemporary technology to revamp the indigenisation process. It holds significance since it was a unique effort on looking at the ways to gain self-reliance in Naval aviation in keeping with the clarion call of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.


The occasion also marked the presentation of awards to various naval squadrons and flights for their remarkable performance.

The CNS awarded on the spot commendation to Cdr Abhishek Tomar, Defence civilians Gitesh Shenoy MCM(AR) and Joseph Tom CM (AR) who contributed towards indigenisation efforts resulting in optimum exploitation of Seaking helicopters in keeping with the truest sense of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.