Department of Military Affairs to organise a 2 day brainstorming on Make in India initiative

Taking the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India initiative forward, the Department of Military Affairs under the Indian Ministry of Defence, is conducting an intensive Brainstorming over the next two days on March 4-5, 2024 between the Service Headquarters and important stakeholders from Department of Defence Production, Defence Industry representatives and other relevant partners.

The implementable way forward derived from consultative and participative processes through high-level deliberations to provide impetus to indigenisation and also devise ways and means to enhance participation of private industry in defence R&D and manufacturing ecosystem will be the key takeaways.

Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan will chair the sessions, while Defence Secretary Shri Giridhar Aramane will deliver the keynote address.

Noteworthy, the event covers a wide canvas ranging from identification of challenges and evolving a way ahead to provide impetus to indigenisation efforts of Armed forces, address sustenance-related issues, invigorate private sector participation in defence R&D and manufacturing ecosystem and most importantly create and enhance Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul facilities for the Armed Forces.

The HQ IDS and SIDM are coordinating the event and it will see the participation of key representatives from MoD, Services, and Industry under one roof to further strengthen the indigenisation efforts.

This will pave the way to formulate a time-bound action plan to give impetus for indigenisation in defence sector.