The Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) is organising the first workshop on simplified Make II on 26 April 2018 to facilitate interaction between the Indian Navy and the Industry.
These Make-II projects would exploit Indian Defence Industry capabilities to design and develop projects for the Indian Navy.
This is first Industry – Armed Forces interaction, organised by Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM), that would implement the simplified Make-II policy notified by the RakshaMantri, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman recently.
The Workshop will commence with the presentation on the projects by the Navy giving out the details of the requirements and specifics of each project by the Project Head. The presentations would be followed by discussions and by G2B Interactions.
When contacted, SIDM officials said the purpose of the Workshop is to provide an opportunity to the Indian Industry to understand the Projects and seek clarifications on the technical aspects and other modalities envisaged for development of the items.
On part of the Indian Navy, the engagement would assist them in sharing details of the projects and guide the Industry.
During the course of the Workshop, basic technical requirements and other modalities envisaged for development of items will be deliberated. It would also enable the Indian Navy to assess the potential and interest of the industry in the Projects.
The one day interaction will focus on the specifics of 24 projects identified, out of which two projects have already received Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) and nine have been Accepted in Principle by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
The remainder projects are at the exploratory stage. The discussions are intended to be in three disciplines of Marine Engineering and Deck Machinery, Aviation and Electronics and Armament.
The projects have a mix of items ranging from sonar towing winch to upper air sounding system to shafting and propellers, diesel engines for boats and main propulsion diesel engines. Projects also include limpet mines and fuses for ammunitionand anti-submarine rocket too.
The wide range of opportunities provide a variety of Indian industry that is being provided by the user is a low hanging fruit in enabling ‘Make in India’ especially so in the Make-II category with its recently simplified provisions.