A seminar on "innovation and indigenisation" was conducted by the headquarters of South Western Air Command (SWAC) at the Air Force Station here Friday.
It was aimed at promoting indigenisation in the IAF, strengthening private-public partnership in self-reliance and giving a boost to 'Make in India' programme, a defence release said.
Air Marshal H S Arora, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief SWAC; other senior IAF officers, senior officials of the Defence Research and Development Organistion (DRDO) and a few industrialists spoke at the seminar.
Presentations were made on 'Indigenisation Opportunities in IAF, 'Technology Development Fund Scheme' and 'Indigenisation Procedures' for the benefit of the industry, the release said.
As many as 35 innovations undertaken by IAF units in South Western Air Command were displayed.
Twenty-five manufacturers, mostly from Gujarat, dealing in Defence and Aerospace, also displayed their products.
Items identified for development by private Indian industry were also displayed for potential vendors, the release said.
It provided "insight to the industry on indigenisation requirements of IAF, airworthiness certification and quality assurance requirements for airborne indigenous products along with indigenisation procedures", it added.
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