The 'Make in India' in Indian Air Force has been launched with an aim to promote Indigenous design and manufacturing for self-reliance in the Defence sector.
The event organized jointly by the Indian Air Force and the CII, is a part of the Defence Procurement Program (DPP) 2016 including IDDM and ‘Make’ category, Bureaucracy Today has learnt. It also focuses to enhance engagement of the Indian Air Force with private industry for local manufacturing.
Present at the occasion, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa stressed Indian industry’s effort on manufacturing indigenously designed helicopters and fighter planes.
On the other hand, Pratyush Kumar, Member, CII Defence Committee and President, Boeing India, focused on four pillars in taking the Make in India initiative to be more effective.
According to Kumar a roadmap for future needs to be framed with an aim to develop special skills to achieve Zero Defect in aerospace manufacturing. He also stressed on the scope of manufacturing regarding limiting to ‘Build to Print’ or move towards IDDM, along with creating tier III vendors for sourcing and provide hand holding to MSMEs.