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Admiral R Hari Kumar declared on Monday that the Indian Navy will become “Aatmanirbhar” (self-reliant) by 2047 and made a plea to business to assist in this endeavour.

According to him, being self-sufficient meant that all ships, submarines, planes, and weaponry had to be produced in India.

“The Indian navy is committed to achieving Atmanirbharta and we have promised the national leadership that we will become completely Aatmanirbhar by 2047, and for that, we will require the help of industry,” stated the chief of naval staff.

He was addressing upon the opening of Nibe Defence and Aerospace’s production facility in Chakan, an MSME engaged in a number of defense-related projects. Ajay Bhatt, the state minister for defence, was also in attendance.

This establishment is enhancing our capacity to create our own armament system in the

“In a webinar hosted by the Naval Innovation and Indigenization Organisation (NIIO), we presented issues for suggested Navy technology.

Out of the over 1,100 ideas that MSMEs submitted, the Navy screened over 300 of them, according to Admiral Hari Kumar.

He stated that 518 contracts have been signed and that more are being worked on.

Certain technologies are distinct and have changed the game for us. It provides us with the strategic independence we need during wartime,” the Navy commander continued.

Admiral Hari Kumar also discussed the issue of financing MSMEs and the recommendation to establish a strategic development bank in the nation.

“The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Defence were consulted about the matter. The government is advised to establish a

The facility has Vertical Machining Centres (VMC) measuring 16 and 12 metres. The facility provides support for the construction of precision machining, EVs, missile launcher system components, native modular bridges, and the Sarvatra bridge system.

According to MoS Bhatt, the expansion of Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in the nation for the manufacturing of defense-related goods is a direct consequence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision.

He stressed that the government is eager to achieve “aatmanirbharata” in the field of defence manufacturing.

“With the formation of defence PSUs, the competition has increased which will be beneficial for procuring quality material,” Bhatt stated.

“In the past, we purchased weapons and ammo from other nations, but as a result of the growth of numerous domestic initiatives, organisations like HAL, DRDO, etc., have developed

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