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Make in India - Aerospace & Defence - II

14th March 2019 | Synergia Forum : 50

Make in India - Aerospace & Defence - II
Dr. Ajay Kumar, IAS
Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Government of India
Make in India - Aerospace & Defence - II
Dr. V. K. Saraswat
Member, Technical, NITI Aayog (Former Secretary, DRDO & Chief Scientific Advisor to the Minister of Defence)
Synergia Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Defence Production, Government of India, hosted a roundtable, 'Make in India - Aerospace & Defence -II'. The objective of the event was to develop a conceptual framework to actualize the ‘Make in India’ programme by better understanding the underlying challenges, especially in the acquisition of strategic technologies, to enable India’s aerospace and defence sector to operate at full strength. The roundtable was attended by forty senior people - CEOs, senior directors from the public and private sectors, policymakers, experts from the defence industry and veterans from the armed forces.

Key Questions?

  • What are the key challenges and opportunities to actualize the ‘Make in India’ program in the Aerospace and Defence sector?
  • How can the cyber and supply chain risks that stem from the integration of information systems with defence systems be best managed?
  • What obstacles stand in the way of acquiring strategic technologies to help Indian companies build competence?
  • How ready are we to absorb next-generation technologies? How can we address the widening technology gap? 
  • How will AI and robotics change the manufacturing landscape?  
  • What are the missing links in the ecosystem and how might these be plugged?
  • How can the sector attract high order investments from India and outside?
  • How can the global market share be increased?


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