Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS) is organizing a national seminar on "Self Reliance in Defense Manufacturing" at Hotel Park, Raj Bhawan Road, Hyderabad on Feb 7 and 8.
This will be inaugurated by the defence minister Manohar Parikar. This seminar will bring together Leadership & expertise from Government, Industry Research and Development establishments to discuss wider aspects of defense manufacturing, advance research and development in India.
In this regard addressing a press conference today, former DGP and Advisor to Governor SN Bala Desai A K Mohanty and General Secretary of FINS SN Bala Desai said MD/CEO's of Major industrial houses, PSU Heads, Directors from different DRDO labs, concern intellectuals, and academicians will attend the meet. Chief Minister of Telangana Shri K Chandrasekhara Rao has consented to be the Guest of Honour.
Governer ESL Narasimhan will address the valedictory. Eminent experts, senior Armed Forces veterans, weapons and technology induction planners, scientists, DRDO experts and users will share their thoughts, on futuristic plans and policy formulation to make India self-reliant in Defense Production. Further they will also discuss, how can private entrepreneurs, organizations join in this process and ensure self-reliance in the defense and security of India and, in future, even export weapons and systems as a long term national goal.
Mohanthy said that the seminar is organized to discuss and deliberate upon these important aspects related to indigenization, public-private partnership and collaboration with foreign weapons producers; a strategic defense and security thinkers conclave.