‘Swavlamban’ – Indian Navy’s Maiden Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Seminar

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The first seminar 'Swavalamban' of Naval Innovation and Indigenization Organization (NIIO) was held in New Delhi from 18-19 July 2022.

Important facts

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present on the occasion as the chief guest. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was the Guest of Honour.

  • The Prime Minister unveiled the 'sprint challenges' during the seminar 'Swavalamban'.

  • 'SPRINT (Supporting Pole-Vaulting in R&D through iDEX, NIIO and TDAC) Challenges' is aimed at giving a boost to the usage of indigenous technology in the Indian Navy.

  • The objective of the seminar is to engage Indian industry and academia towards achieving self-reliance in the defence sector.

  • A major pillar of self-reliant India is the defence sector achieving self-reliance.

Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation

  • It was launched in 2020 by the Ministry of Defence to fulfil its requirements relating to technology.

  • The objective is to foster innovation and indigenisation for self-reliance in defence in keeping with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

  • It will establish dedicated structures for end users to interact with academia and industry.

  • It aims to induct at least 75 new indigenous technologies, products into the Indian Navy and the collaborative project is named SPRINT.

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