The fourth edition of the International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems ‘NAVARMS-19’ with the theme “Make in India – Fight Category: Opportunities and Imperatives” was held at Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, Development Enclave, New Delhi.
Objectives of the seminar
- To identify means and ways for energizing the Indian Navy’s Fight category sector.
- To seek Industry support for capital and revenue requirements.
- To leverage the potential of start-ups and incubators for Defence R&D and Product realization
- To identify any impediments to a mutually beneficial partnership between the industry and the government
- NAVARMS is the only international seminar and exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems conducted in the country to invite all the stakeholders in the life cycle management of Naval Weapons and provide a common platform to share their views and concerns.
- The two-day event spread over five plenary sessions has provided an opportunity for the exchange of ideas, create awareness and identify emerging prospects for the Indian/International defence industry in the domain of Naval Weapon Systems.
- Session I: Opportunities for Industry in Naval Weapon Systems – 2030
- Session II: Needs and Concerns of the User and Industry
- Session III: Naval Weapon Systems – Modern Trends and Technology in Upgrade & Upkeep
- Session IV: Panel Discussion on Government Policy Initiatives to Encourage Indigenisation
- Session V: Building of Indigenous Capability through Collaborative Approach between Industry, R&D organizations and Indian Navy
- Past editions: In the past, three editions of NAVARMS have been organized in 2007, 2010 and 2013 respectively. These have aroused much enthusiasm and active participation by the industry (both domestic and international), the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the users.