Gandhinagar: The Chief of Naval Staff Adm R Hari Kumar visited the Indian Navy Stall on the opening day of DefExpo 2022
The Navy Pavilion at DefExpo-22 showcased two major aspects:-
How Indian Navy has synergised innovation and indigenisation efforts with the defence industry keeping in mind a larger emphasis on nation building along with self-reliance. Products and items showcasing these efforts will be on display.
The future plan of indigenisation and innovation for Indian Navy are also presented in the stalls, so as to encourage active participation from our industry, academia and R&D institutions.
Indigenisation in Indian Navy. Indian Navy’s foray into indigenisation began over five decades ago with the design and construction of warships in the country.
Today, in tandem with PM’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat and the Make-in-India initiatives, more than forty of the state-of-the-art ships and submarines are under construction in Indian shipyards – a clear reflection of Indian Navy’s enduring support towards indigenisation.
Currently, Indian Navy is “hand-holding” 100+ startups towards development of niche technologies.
The Navy is also actively engaged with 20+ different academia and universities to take advantage of the young minds/ faculties for leap-frogging technology.
Under Make in India scheme, Indian Navy is pursuing 100+ projects with contractual value in excess of INR 600+ crores.
In addition to industry bodies like SIDM/ CII, PSUs/ DPSUs and DRDO, Indian Navy has regular interactions with national programs like the “Gati-Shakti”, NICDC (National Industrial Corridor Dev Corporation) etc, to synergise in-house efforts with the National plan.