By Dr Anantha Krishnan M
Bengaluru, Feb 25: Two days after curtains were drawn on the 10th edition of Aero India, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) seems to have got on to the task of analysing the inputs received from various stakeholders, exhibitors, foreign delegates, including the media, on the impact of the show and the idea called Make in India.
While Aero India 2015 was the first major opportunity for the MoD to source varied views on Make in India mission, sources confirm to OneIndia that the overall mood among the participants was that of hope and not despair.
With Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar going on record saying that the Centre is planning to roll out a dedicated ‘Make in India’ policy soon, these inputs are expected to be vital for the future flight of Indian’s aerospace and defence (A&D) sector.
While one section of the media jumped the gun and declared that the show failed to ink any significant deal (barring MoUs), and hence a ‘flop’, government sources say that mega deals are not announced at air shows.
“Aero India has always been an opportunity for companies to greet, meet and take their business ideas forward. This time we have taken it to another level, with ‘Make in India’ being the focus. We gave maximum opportunities to SMEs and MSMEs; and out of the 650 odd companies a major share of space was taken by them. It’s unfair to expect any magic from shows. The results will be known only in the next 6-8 months,” says a top official not wanting to be named. “It’s a good beginning,” he adds.
* Aero India 2015 has set benchmarks
* Some companies misused their desi tag
* Complaints from the foreign delegates
* Make in India idea needs a development model
* The Navy Model best bet for India
* Missing Naval and Army assets at show
* Where will be the next show be?
* DPR shows glimpses of change
Read the full report here: http://www.oneindia.com/india/inputs-from-aero-india-to-propel-mod-s-make-in-india-policy-future-shows-1665963.html