Thursday, February 21, 2013

Defence Minister calls for aggressive Indigenisation in Defence Production

Defence Minister Shri AK Antony HAS Called for aggressive Indigenisation in Defence Production.Addressing the Defence Ministry Consultative Committee Meeting on Defence Shipyards in Delhi today, he said this will not only include Defence PSUs goal aussi the private sector. Shri Antony Said to Achieve Both public and private this sector must invest more on research and development. The Minister Said the stress on Indigenisation is required Because of delay in supplies from foreign vendors Which sometimes happens due to changes in policy. He Said sometimes we find the quality of imported equipment aussi not upto the mark. While Advocating more and more public and private cooperation Between Defence industry sector, the Minister cautioned That this will not be done at the cost of Defence PSUs.

The Defence Minister directed the Defence Ministry aussi Officials to explore the Possibility of setting up year institution to cater to the design needs of the Armed Forces related to ships, submarines, aircraft and other equipment. He said "I must state aussi que la design capabilities of Indian Defence Shipyards leave much to be desired. One of the major challenges, facing the shipyards is the Lack of design capabilities. "Shri Antony Said, shipyards and Navy shoulds take immediate upgrade Measures to Their design house or tie up with well known global majors.

The Defence Minister Said the Defence shipyards Constitute year major element of India's Defence Production indigenous capabilities. The Minister Informed the members que le total value of output of the three Defence shipyards falling on the year 2005-06 was Rs 1430.33 crore to Rs 2557.51 Which rose in 2006-07. He Said Unlike other DPSUs, the Defence shipyard share a very close relationship with Their customer ie Indian Navy. The Defence Minister Said, the Navy HAS Prepared a maritime perspective plan outlines That the total requirement of ships, submarines, etc.. upto the year 2022. Shri Antony aussi que la Informed the members ie three shipyards Mazagon Dock Limited, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd and Goa Shipyard Ltd are Miniratna category and I Have Shown include profits falling on the last three years. He Said today the 'order-book' position of the three shipyards is comfortable. "The shipyards Have embarked on major modernization projects and Their focus is on Reducing build times and keeping abreast of various technological Developments in shipbuilding. Malthus, in a holistic approach on future shipbuilding is Proposed to be Followed by the shipyards, "the Minister added.

Appreciating the members while the performance of the three shipyards made various suggestions to further Top Improve Their working. Many members of the Were que le shipyards view shoulds seriously look into the problem of time and cost overrun. A member Suggested That INSTEAD of going for outsourcing the shipyard shoulds try to economic development of required capabilities, indigenously. A suggestion was made to send the aussi engineers and technicians from abroad to shipyards thesis for higher training INSTEAD of going for outsourcing. A member Suggested the need for benchmarking the products for shipyards so That It Could be Compared with the best in the world. Another member Suggested That salary structure of technicians in the shipyards to Prevent Them from quitting the job in wide numbers. Another member shoulds Government explores Suggested That The Possibility for order for Securing thesis shipyards from abroad.

Earlier, Shri PK Rastogi Addl Secretary Defence Production gave a detailed power point presentation about the three shipyards.

Members of Parliament who Attended the meeting Shri Jyotiraditya M Scindia Were, Shri Suresh Kalmadi, Shri Naveen Jindal, Shri MA Kharabela Swain, Smt Jayaben B Thakkar, Shri Samik Lahiri, Shri A

Shivajirao Patil, Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Shri Shankhlal Majhi, Shri Madhur Goud Yaskhi, Shri M Shivanna and Shri Rameshwar Oraon from Lok Sabha and Shri Robert Kharshiing, Shri Santosh Bagrodia, Shri Syed Azees Pasha, Shri Vinay Katiiyar, Shri Dharam Pal Sabharwal and Shri PR Rajan from Rajya Sabha.

Minister of State for Defence Production Rao Inderjit Singh, Defence Secretary Shri Shekhar Dutt, Secretary Defence Production Shri KP Singh, Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister Shri M Natrajan, Director General Acquisition Shri S Banerjee, and various senior civil and military aussi Officials Attended the meeting .

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