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DEFTRONICS 2015 To Accelerate ‘Make in India’ In Defence Electronics

Focus on Aerospace, Defence and Internal Security sector; to be held on September 9-11, 2015

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the Deftronicpremier trade body representing the Indian Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry will be focusing on Building Global Partnerships for ‘Make in India’ in the Aerospace, Defence and Internal Security sectors at DEFTRONICS 2015.

The Indian Aerospace, Defence and Internal Security domains are growing rapidly but are still reliant on imports to a large extent. In this context, IESA, along with Roland Berger, will present a White Paper on Defence Electronics Policy during the inauguration in the presence of Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, H’ble Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, H’ble Minister of State for Commerce and Industries, Government of India.

Deftronics 2015 brings together stalwarts from the government, the industry, the academia and the global arena to identify ways to further accelerate Make in India by building global partnerships that help us leapfrog current challenges and achieve our goals faster and with greater precision. The platform has already achieved newer heights with the presence of leading Defence organisations like Boeing, Bharat Forge, HSMC, BEL, DRDO and many very senior government officials.

“India has a large number of Defence manufacturing programs and that provides ample opportunities for the electronics segment. There is a Rs. 70,000 crore worth opportunity for indigenous electronics production and this can bring a huge boost to our ‘Make in India’ agenda. DEFTRONICS, as a platform, will continue to focus on bringing ESDM and Defence sectors closer with a vision to stimulate Defence innovation from India. This year, we will focus building global partnerships to achieve this feat” said MN Vidyashankar, President, IESA

This year’s theme is Building Global Partnerships for ‘Make in India’ in the Aerospace, Defence and Internal Security sectors and will be held between September 9 and 11, 2015, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Conferences are scheduled on September 9 and 10, 2015. DEFTRONICS 2015 is scheduled to take place along with electronica India and productronica India 2015, India’s leading trade fairs for the electronics industry.

DEFTRONICS 2015 features a powerful line-up of industry experts, government officials, strategists, policy makers and business leaders, offering keynote speeches and panel discussions around critical matters in the Aerospace, Defence and Internal Security space. The platform will focus on issues like Defence procurement, Opportunities in Design and R&D, Start-ups in Aerospace & Defence industry, development of skilled workforce and other relevant subjects pertaining to the industry.

The below mentioned dignitaries indicates the stature of the symposium, and there is an extensive guest list:

  • Padma Bhushan Baba Kalyani, CMD, Kalyani Group
  • Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, H’ble Union Minister for Communications & IT, Govt. of India
  • Smt. Nirmala Sitaraman, H’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce & Industry Govt. of India
  • Sh. Amitabh Kant, IAS, Secretary, DIPP, Govt. of India
  • Sh. R S Sharma, IAS, Chairman, TRAI
  • Padma Shri Dr. V K Saraswat, Member NITI Aayog, Govt. of India
  • Sh. Rajan Medhekar, IPS (Retd.), Former DG, NSG, MHA, Govt. of India
  • Rahul Chaudhary, CEO, TATA POWER SED
  • Ajit Manocha, Co-Chairman of the Board of POET Technologies
  • Dr. Ajit T Kalghatgi, Director – R&D, BEL

“We are witnessing large transformation in India’s defence manufacturing ecosystem and we need to focus on building indigenous capabilities in defence manufacturing. To attain high degree of domestic defence manufacturing activity, there needs to be a fundamentally firm design and development ecosystem as R&D in defence will be a key focus area for indigenous defence manufacturing. We are glad that DEFTRONICS has evolved as a bridge among the industry players, policy makers and the academia to address the industry challenges, focus areas and future strategies. We commend IESA for creating this platform and wish them all the success in enabling India as a global manufacturing destination” said Dr. Ajit T Kalghatgi, Director – R&D, BEL.”

“We are excited to be a key stakeholder in India’s burgeoning defence manufacturing ecosystem. Increased traction and involvement of private players is expected to give enormous thrust to domestic defence manufacturing. Visionary steps taken by the government in strengthening India’s defence manufacturing will have large scale impact in the long run. We are glad to be associated with IESA and support the government’s vision to transform India towards self-reliance in defence.” said Rahul Chaudhary, CEO, TATA POWER SED.

Salient features of DEFTRONICS 2015

  • The second edition of International Conference and Exhibition on Aerospace & Defence
  • Exclusive pavilion for DEFTRONICS exhibitors
  • Over 600 Companies, 350 Exhibitors, 15 Countries,15000 Trade Visitors
  • Exclusive Buyer – Seller meetings
  • Networking with International & Domestic Industry experts, Key decision makers, Domestic international & Policy makers, PSUs & Media
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