PM Modi to address NIIO seminar ‘Swavalamban’ today

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Image Source: PTI PM Modi to address NIIO seminar ‘Swavalamban’ today

Highlight

  • A major pillar of self-reliant India is achieving self-reliance in the defense sector
  • ‘Sprint Challenge’ aims to promote use of indigenous technology
  • The aim of the symposium is to engage Indian industry and academia towards achieving self-reliance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Naval Innovation and Indigenization Organization (NIIO) symposium ‘Swavalamban’ at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi on Monday at 4:30 pm.

Atmanirbhar A key pillar of India is achieving self-reliance in the defense sector, the Prime Minister’s Office today highlighted the details of the event.

To take this effort forward, during the event, the Prime Minister will unveil the ‘Sprint Challenge’, which aims to promote the use of indigenous technology in the Indian Navy.

As a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, NIIO in association with Defense Innovation Organization (DIO) aims to induct at least 75 new indigenous technologies/products into the Indian Navy. This collaborative project is named Sprint (supporting pole-vaulting in R&D through iDex, NIIO and TDAC).

The objective of the seminar is to engage Indian industry and academia towards achieving self-reliance in the defense sector.

The two-day symposium (July 18-19) will provide a platform for leaders from industry, academia, services and government to come together on a common platform with ideas and recommendations for the defense sector. Sessions dedicated to innovation, indigenization, armament and aviation will be held.

The second day of the symposium will witness access to the Indian Ocean region in line with the government’s vision of SAGAR (Security and Development for All in the Region).

(with inputs from ANI)

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