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Indian Navy Sets Up New Innovation And Indigenisation Unit

New Delhi: To spice up self-reliance within the defence manufacturing sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) on Thursday.

The naval organisation will put in place devoted buildings for the end-users to work together with the academia and the business to foster innovation and indigenisation for self-reliance in defence, in line with the imaginative and prescient of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

Through the launch occasion, the Indian Navy signed memorandums of understanding with the Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Improvement Authority (UPEIDA), the Raksha Shakti College (RSU) in Gujarat, the Maker Village in Kochi and the Society of Indian Defence Producers (SIDM).

The NIIO is a three-tiered organisation. The Naval Know-how Acceleration Council (N-TAC) will deliver collectively the dual elements of innovation and indigenisation and supply apex degree directives.

A working group beneath the N-TAC will implement the tasks. A Know-how Improvement Acceleration Cell (TDAC) has additionally been created for the induction of rising disruptive know-how in an accelerated time-frame.

The Draft Defence Acquisition Coverage 2020 (DAP 20) envisages the service headquarters establishing an Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation with the prevailing sources.

The Indian Navy already has a useful Directorate of Indigenisation and the brand new buildings will construct upon the continuing indigenisation initiatives, in addition to concentrate on innovation.

(IANS)

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