In view of the large number of submarine platforms that are planned to be inducted in the coming years, both through indigenous design and construction programmes, as well as through acquisitions, India’s leading industry body–FICCI, in participation with Indian Navy is organising an International Seminar on ‘Current and Future Challenges in Design and Construction of Underwater Vehicles’, on November 22, 2016.
The seminar also commemorates three decades since the visionary initiative of establishing Indigenous Submarine Design Capability was taken by the Indian Navy.
The seminar is a timely opportunity for the Industry, Academia and Research & Development agencies, from India and abroad, to showcase their expertise and present their perspectives on the various topics relevant to the theme, directly to the various stake holders, including officers from the Indian Navy, Industry, Defence Experts, Academia and Research & Development Agencies, thereby facilitating a clearer understanding of the future opportunities for growth and generation of a road map for addressing the current and future challenges in Design and Construction of Underwater Vehicles, with the required focus on Indigenous Design, Development and Manufacture (IDDM), in this vital sector.
The programme of the Seminar envisages four sessions, including the inaugural and valedictory sessions. The two operative sessions would discuss various aspects of Self Reliance in Design and Construction of Submarines and Design Challenges in Platform Integration of Emerging Submarine Technologies, respectively. During the seminar, the Indian Navy will also present perspectives on the above topics and deliberate on the future requirements to be met by the Industry, Academia and Research & Development Agencies.