A momentous event, the Missile Technology Conclave-cum-Symposium centered around the theme ‘Aatmanirbharta in Missile Repairs & Indigenisation Technologies (AMRIT-2023)’ was organized with great success by INS Kalinga at the Samudrika Auditorium, Naval Base, Visakhapatnam on August 23, 2023. The inauguration was graced by Vice Admiral Sameer Saxena, AVSM, NM, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command. The inaugural session was further enriched with special addresses by Dr Y Srinivas Rao, DS, DG NS&M, and Shri GA Srinivasa Murthy, DS, Director DRDL.
The symposium served as a platform to bring together professionals from various organizations, facilitating a vibrant exchange of ideas through engaging paper presentations and insightful technical talks. Esteemed academia partners, including the Military Institute of Technology, Pune, and the National Research and Development Corporation (NRDC), actively enriched the discussions, offering valuable perspectives for their ongoing work.
The event garnered a remarkable response from DRDO, PSUs, DPSUs, Indian Private Defence industries, MSMEs/Start-ups, representatives from the State Government, and the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM). Exhibition stalls showcased the prowess and capabilities of DRDO labs, DPSUs, and private defence firms in the field of Missile Repairs and Indigenisation.
This symposium played a pivotal role in fostering a collaborative environment among diverse stakeholders, encompassing Indian Public and private Industries, DRDO Labs, Academia, and the Indian Navy. In alignment with the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ mission of the Government of India, the event aimed to mitigate reliance on Foreign OEMs, bolster Defence Industry core competencies, and ultimately guide the nation towards self-reliance.
The Chief Guest conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to all participating entities for their contributions towards realizing the vision of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and for making AMRIT-23 a resounding success. The event concluded on a high note with a vote of thanks delivered by Cmde CS Nayar, Commanding Officer, INS Kalinga. The symposium also witnessed active engagement from naval personnel, Subject Matter Experts, local firms, technical institutes, and engineering colleges, collectively enhancing the overall triumph of the event.