The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), which represents the Indian Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry, is going to host DEFTRONICS 2017 here on August 31 and September 1, 2017.

The fourth edition of DEFTRONICS will be held with the theme Accelerating Self-reliance in Aerospace, Defence and Internal Security.

“India has reached a stage where manufacturing has been successfully established. Even the Indian Aerospace and Defence Ecosystem, which has been historically a leading net importer, has significantly strengthened the self-sustained model in the past few years,” IESA President MN Vidyashankar has said.

Announcing the details of the conference, he said over 300 delegates and 20 speakers would take part in the conference. “The summit will focus on major programmes and opportunities in aerospace and defence, defence manufacturing; skilling and capacity building in defence sector,” he said.

India is a leading spenders in defence for the last few years and continues to have defence imports to the tune of $ 5.9 billion, contributing 15 per cent to the total imports of defence products in the world.

The IESA will honour individuals and organisations that helped the industry to grow. Some of the awards include Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award (for individuals award); Best Product Design Company (Indian and MNC); and Best Electronics Manufacturing Company (Indian and MNC).

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