India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry along with NASSCOM will be hosting DEFTRONICS 2016, the third edition of the annual Aerospace, Defence & Internal security focused event. This year’s theme is Building India’s Strategic Electronics ecosystem for greater self-reliance and global relevance – Defence, Aerospace and Internal Security sectors and the event will be held between Aug 4 & 5, 2016 at The Ritz Carlton, Bengaluru.
In continuing with its efforts to grow the Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) industry, IESA with NASSCOM has come together under the DEFTRONICS umbrella to provide fillip to the Aerospace & Defence sectors. The Indian Aerospace & Defence Industry is one of the most lucrative industries and a booming market with an ocean of opportunities for Engineering Design and manufacturing companies. India’s current requirements on defence are largely catered to by imports. The Global OEM and Indian companies alike are keen to leverage the opportunity of defence contracts, which reflects the success of initiatives like “Make in India”.
DEFTRONICS 2016 will bring together advocates from the government, the industry, the academia and the global arena with business networking opportunities with over 750 International and Domestic delegates and over 6 Countries. The platform emphasis mainly on opportunities in A&D and will have focused sessions on Defence, Internal Security, Aerospace, Foreign Direct Investment, Defence Procurement Policy, Cyber Security, Design services, Opportunities arising from large deals, Defence Clusters & Perspective planning. The forum will also showcase success stories of various Indian & Multinational companies, Technology showcase by Start-ups, and many more.
Commenting on the occasion, M. N. Vidyashankar, President, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association said “India is the leading aerospace and defence market globally, dominated by imports from other nations. ‘Make in India’ has given a big push to domestic manufacturing in the space. The impact will be seen with some gestation due to complexities of electronics technology . We are glad that we will have the support of NASSCOM in building the domestic defence manufacturing, as India steadily transforms itself as a global superpower with defence self-reliance becoming an imperative in the near future.”
R. Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM mentioned – “IT and ITeS today is enabling every industry to grow on to the next generation of innovation and service delivery. NASSCOM is excited about partnering with India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) to host DEFTRONICS 2016. The event will serve as a platform for all stakeholders from the Aerospace and Defence sectors to come together and build upon the foundation of India’s own defence manufacturing ecosystem.”
DEFTRONICS 2015 drafted a new vision for the defence segment through a constructive discussion, led by government officials and industry thought leaders. It featured a powerful line-up of industry experts, government officials, strategists, policy makers and business leaders like Shri. JS Deepak, IAS, Secretary Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Mr. R.S. Sharma, TRAI Chairman, Mrs. Shubhra Singh, DIPP Joint Secretary, Mr.Baba Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director Kalyani Group, Dr. Ajit T Kalghatgi, Director R&D of Bharat Electronics Limited, Rahul Chaudhary, CEO TATA POWERSED, Narayan Prasad, Co-founder, Dhruva Space, in the last edition.