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Conclave-cum-Symposium on self reliance in Missile Technology held at Visakhapatnam

August 24, 2023 Photo(s): By PRO(Navy)
Missile Technology Conclave-cum-Symposium exhibition being inaugurated at Visakhapatnam

The Missile Technology Conclave-cum-Symposium themed 'Aatmanirbharta in Missile Repairs & Indigenisation Technologies (AMRIT-2023)', was organised by INS Kalinga at Samudrika Auditorium, Naval Base, Visakhapatnam on August 23, 2023. The event was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Sameer Saxena, AVSM, NM, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command. Dr Y Srinivas Rao, DS, DG NS&M and GA Srinivasa Murthy, DS, Director DRDL delivered special address during inaugural session. Papers were presented and technical talks were held by personnel from varied organisations leading to an effervescent exchange of ideas. Academia partners from Military Institute of Technology, Pune and National Research and Development Corporation (NRDC), also actively engaged in the discussions, drawing vital inputs for their work.

The Symposium received an overwhelming response from viz. DRDO, PSUs, DPSUs, Indian Private Defence industries, MSMEs/ Start-ups, representatives from State Government and Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM). Exhibition stalls were also set-up during the event, wherein the DRDO labs, DPSUs and private defence firms showcased their expertise and capabilities in Missile Repairs and Indigenisation.

Vice Admiral Sameer Saxena, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command addressing the participants of Missile Technology Conclave-cum-Symposium at Visakhapatnam

The seminar provided and fostered a symbiotic environment for all stakeholders viz. Indian Public & Private Industries, DRDO Labs, Academia and Indian Navy in line with the Government of India's initiative - 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' mission. Going forward it is envisaged to benefit the Indian Navy in particular and the Armed Forces in general to minimise dependence on Foreign OEMs and also strengthen the core competencies of our Defence Industry and ultimately lead the nation towards Aatmanirbharta.

The Chief Guest congratulated all the participating agencies to have partnered in the journey towards 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' and in making AMRIT-23 a grand success. Cmde CS Nayar, Commanding Officer, INS Kalinga delivered the vote of thanks. The exhibition stalls were also visited by naval personnel, Subject Matter Experts, local firms, technical institutes and engineering colleges.

Exhibition stalls of DRDO labs, DPSUs and private defence firms showcasing their expertise in Missile Repairs and Indigenisation