Parikkar inaugurates electronics summit in Bengaluru, bats for Make in India initiative

Parikkar inaugurates electronics summit in Bengaluru, bats for Make in India initiative

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-07-07 18:23 Bengaluru: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the 7th Strategic Electronics Summit 2016 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) on Thursday. Recognising strategic electronics as a key area, Electronic Industries Association of India had launched the Strategic Electronics Summit in 2010 to offer a platform for the Indian industry to explore opportunities to work together with the defence establishment. Addressing the large industry gathering, Parikkar said, “Last one year has been an important one. Ever since this government has come into place, defence procurements has grown, old proposals have been taken forward. In today’s dynamic times, we feel RFP’s (request for proposals)  cannot be fool proof from day one, they need to be open to changes in the requirements.”“Through the “Make in India” campaign, the government wants to promote the larger Industry and help them develop its design and manufacturing capabilities in India. I urge the industry experts to tell me what needs to be done in a simple format, share your pain points and bottlenecks. The assurance from our end is that the government will support your initiatives to grow and mushroom," said Parikkar.Vikram Desai, President ELCINA, said, “The objective of hosting SES is to bring all stakeholders on one platform to enable better communication and understanding of requirements of the defence establishment. We aim to create awareness about opportunities in the Strategic Electronics sector through the interactive sessions."Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, Dept of Electronics