A Naval Aviation Industry Outreach Program in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry, Eastern Region, CII(ER) was conducted on 11 Apr 2023 at Kolkata. The event was organized by the Naval Liaison Cell, Barrackpore under the aegis of HQENC. VADM Sanjay Mahindru, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (DCNS), presided over the inaugural session with senior functionaries of tri services, Coast Guard, DRDO and CII(ER) sharing their perspectives on Indigenization.

The event aimed at fostering an ecosystem conducive to ‘Innovate-Integrate-Indigenize’ witnessed active participation of over 100 industry partners operating in and around Kolkata. During the event, the second edition of Manual for Indigenization of Air Stores (MINAS) which has undergone a comprehensive review after its initial publication in 2010 was released by the DCNS.

This contemporary edition of the guiding document for Naval Indigenization agencies also included simplified procedures for fast-tracking indigenization and avenues to effectively utilize extant financial regulation. The Technical sessions by Indian Naval agencies and Industry partners that followed the inaugural session were reviewed by RAdm Deepak Bansal, ACNS (Air Materiel).