Bengaluru, Feb 20: In an effort to build a stubborn and sustainable Aerospace ecosystem in the country, the Defence minister Nirmala Sitaraman has mooted an idea to constitute three dedicated ideation groups to have an interaction with the trade and Industry bodies.
Addressing at an International Conference on ‘Indian Aerospace’ which was held on the sidelines of the Aero-India-2019 a premier Airshow in the Asian continent, here on Wednesday, the minister has informed that she had promised to constitute the ideation group at a CEO’s meeting of the Aerospace Industry.
Stating that the creating of a sustainable Aerospace eco-system has become imperative with both the Defence as well as civil aviation sector is witnessing a phenomenal growth in the country, she had appealed to the Industry bodies to come together with the Government’s effort in creating a stubborn ecosystem.
The three ideation groups, which are mooted to look into are, the MRO sector, opening up of the Research and Development Centers of the Defence ministry and the third one on looking into the Industry picture on Drones development.
Informing that in the coming ten years India is going to procure more than 1600 Aircrafts of different variants and which would throw up an exponential opportunities in the area of Maintenance and Repairs of Aircrafts in a big way, she said that “it needs to create a huge size of skilled manpower to meet the requirements”.
With both the Defence and Civil aviation sector set to grow in a big way, there is also need to train Pilots to overcome the shortage of human resources in the field, it is high time to come out with a strategic working plan to meet the challenges, in collaboration with the private sector.
The Ideation group, consisting Industry representatives, policy makers from the government and academia would suggest the Government to bring any changes to its Offset policies, bring reforms.
The Secretary of the Defence ministry have been asked to work on formation of the Ideation groups, and submit its report to the Government to act upon, she added. (UNI)