"MAKE" PROJECTS & INTERACTION WITH KEY
DIRECTORATES OF INDIAN ARMY
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
12 August, 2017
The provision of 'Make' procedure is a vital pillar for realizing the vision behind Make in India initiative. During the past one year, the Indian Army has carried out a series of detailed interactions with private industry and academia to identify their existing potential towards defense technology, R&D and production.
As a step in this direction, a seminar on 'MAKE' projects for Indian Army was held on 12 Aug 2017 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi jointly under aegis of Indian Army and CII (Confederation of Indian Industry).
The seminar was attended by Senior Officers of the Army as well as officers from Ministry of Defense (MoD). Yogendra Pratap Singh and Durgesh Kumar, Students of Mechanical Engineering Department, Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida attended the seminar.
Lt Gen SK Patyal, UYSM, SM, Deputy Chief of Army Staff (P&S) delivered the Key Note Address on 'Make- A Pragmatic way to Indigenization'.
With regards to the indigenization, Lt. Gen. Patyal mentioned that the national focus, today, towards the indigenization is in the form of 'Make in India' initiative. He said that capability development is vital for any organization for its growth. The discussion was focused on exploring different approaches to make sustainable capability development keeping indigenization core mantra within.
Mr Rajinder Singh Bhatia, Chairman, Systems and President & CEO (Defence & Aerospace), Bharat Forge Limited spoke on 'Make- Industrial Capability and Way Ahead'.
During the course of the seminar it was announced that the Army has identified 10 projects under 'Make' category for manufacturing by domestic defence industry. These projects include:
- 125 mm smooth bore barrel with gun article,
- Improved ammunition for T-72 and T-90 tanks,
- 1000 HP engines for T-72,
- Individual Under Water Breathing Apparatus,
- Environment Control Unit and Auxiliary Power Units for T-90 tanks
- Advanced Pilotless Target Aircrafts,
- Maneuverable Expendable Aerial Targets,
- Tracked Light Dozers,
- Assault Track Way and Modern Aircraft Refueling Pump.
A detailed deliberation on the Army's Make Projects was carried out in the seminar and provided a clear understanding of technical requirement of armed forces products and projects to be taken by indigenous industry to fulfill goal of self-reliance.
The session ended with a vote of thanks by CII Organisers.