New Delhi: A webinar between India and Australia with theme “Indian Defence Industry Global Outreach for Collaborative Partnership: Webinar and Expo,” was held on December 3 organised under the aegis of Department of Defence Production (DDP), Ministry of Defence (MoD) through Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM).
This is part of the series of webinars, which are being organised with friendly foreign countries in order to boost defence exports and achieve target of US$5 billion in the next five years.
High Commissioner of India to Australia, Deputy High Commissioner of Australia to India and Senior MoD officials from both sides participated in the webinar and spoke about bolstering the relationship between the defence production and manufacturing ecosystems of the two countries.
Sanjay Jaju, Additional Secretary (DP) said Australia-India defence relationship encompasses almost all major areas of military partnerships which indicate a greater degree of interoperability in defence and technological cooperation between two countries. Further he said besides self-reliance being a motto for defence manufacturing in India, it has also liberalised the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) as well as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) protocols.
Indian companies BEL, HAL and private companies made company and product presentations on major platforms. From Australian industries Quintessence Labs, Memko, Mil-Spec Manufacturing, Prism Defence and Sentient Vision made company presentations.
The webinar was attended by more than 140 delegates and more than 100 virtual exhibition stalls from Indian companies and 12 virtual stalls were set up by Australian companies in the Expo.