PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN DEFENCE SECTOR IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR, Says Dr. JAYARAMAN During CII-DRDO Industry Meet

CII Telangana, in partnership with DRDL, are organising a two day conference on ‘Make in India: DRDL (DRDO) – CII Industry Meet on Opportunities and Challenges for SMEs in the Defence Sector at the DRDL campus, at DRDL Auditorium, Kanchanbag.The objective of the conference was to promote partnerships between the MSMEs and the defence organizations to collaborate in the areas of R&D, technology transfer and procurement.

Dr. K Jayaraman, DS & Director, DRDL, in his keynote address, emphasised the need for a closer interaction and constant engagement between the defence organizations and the SME sector. He touched upon some of the ongoing DRDO’s Missile projects – Aakash, Ashtra, Brahmos, besides others and expressed the need to involve private sector, especially from the SME segment to develop various components, including critical engineering components and composite technologies.

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Dr. Jayaraman mentioned that the defence organizations have immense requirements in the areas of precision engineering, electronics manufacturing, electronics sub systems, RF Seeker technologies, besides many others and are looking for more SME players to cater the growing procurement needs. He also highlighted that defence components are getting exported, which goes to prove that the defence manufacturers from the private sector do meet the high quality standards in the international markets.