The day two of VDIA’s ‘Make in India Summit’ and buyer, seller meet started off with an informative presentation by Harshvardhan Gune, CEO, VDIH, where he gave detailed information about defence requirements, challenges of indigenisation to defence sector as well as private industries, defence procurement procedures.
He also spoke about role to be played by VDIH to bring defence and private industries together to make indigenisation and “Make in India” a success.
He said VDIH’s objective is ‘Making Nagpur one of the best defence technology hub and taking Nagpur on the world map of strategic cluster development”.
VDIH will also work towards skill development, training, accreditations and forming a cluster to provide common facilities to private industries to perform and match the product quality and performance criterion of defence sector. VDIH will certainly change face of Nagpur and provide plenty of job opportunities in coming years. With Tata Technologies as a partner, it will be easy to provide all the facilities, technologies in a professional manner.
Amey Belorkar of IDBI Capital informed about various financial models which will help new start ups get the funding.
Commander Parag Joshi and Commander Ravi Kumar from Indian Navy discussed about the quality and documentation requirement of Navy, role of Directorate General of Naval Armament Inspection (DGNAI) and commendable work done by Ordinance factories at Ambazari, Bhandara and Chanda in indigenisation of products, which were being imported predominantly from USSR previously.
Group Captain Bhushan Mahajan detailed about opportunities and challenges in indigenisation faced by the Indian Air Force and how the procurement procedure changed over the period of time, how indigenisation started from 1990 since the disintegration of USSR and how it received a big boost in last three-four years. He said that it is important to register with at least one of the fourteen base repair depots in India to start business with the IAF.
Brigadier Ratan Kumar and his team spoke about sustenance and requirement of Army. Colonel Neeraj Choudhari, spoke about indigenisation activity in Army, Ms S Radha from Directorate General of Quality Assurance spoke about quality requirements, documentation requirements and finally Colonel N K Wadhera spoke about e-purchasing, GeM platform and how it affected positively the procurement procedure.