Industry interaction with Raksha Mantri
Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman chaired a meeting with industrialists from the Southern Region on 18 Nov 2017. Action points from the meeting are as under:
a. In order to facilitate functioning of MSMEs in defence, a draft SOP for MSME to do business with DPSU/OFB is being prepared for submission to MOD.
b. The Raksha Mantri said that representatives from the Army, Navy, Airforce, DRDO and OF would be nominated to share the requirements of the armed forces over the short term and long term with the industry and visit the regions for open conversation with industry. SIDM would facilitate these meetings.
A report on research projects in academic institutions that have potential for application in defence sector has been submitted to the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri.