BANGALORE, INDIA: India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), in partnership with Messe München International (MMI) will be hosting DEFTRONICS 2014, an international industry conference and exihibition focused on “Electronics contribution in Defence, Aerospace and Internal Security” to be held on September 23 – 24, 2014 at BIEC, Bangalore.
G.M. Siddeshwara: Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation and S.R. Patil: Minister – IT, BT, S&T, Government of Karnataka and Gopichand Katragadda: Group CTO of TATA Group to be present during the inauguration session at DEFTRONICS 2014 and will address the media and other invitees. Dr. R K Tyagi, CMD, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd will address the gathering with the industry vision during the closing session.
The Indian defence and aerospace industry has seen a phenomenal growth in the past decade, with government capital spending quadrupling from $3 billion in 2000 to $12.2 billion in 2010 according to a McKinsey report.
According to forecasts by IHS, India’s national defence budget, which is $37.33 billion for the current fiscal year, is expected to grow to $65.4 billion by 2020, making us the fourth biggest defence spender in the world by then.
There are many factors impacting the aerospace & defence sector. National Electronics policies like MSIPS, PMA and defence related policies like Offset policy, Procurement policy & FDI in defence, Licensing policy & Foreign Trade are there to provide impetus and act as enablers but certain changes and requirements exist.
The internal security market in India is growing at a phenomenal rate and this segment also needs a dedicated industry promotion. The focus of the symposium is therefore on defence, aerospace and the emerging segment of Internal Security as the challenges and solutions in all these sectors are probably similar and an early corrective start will be helpful.
DEFTRONICS 2014 has already set-up a benchmark with the presence of leading defence organisations like Airbus, Boeing, MOOG, Rolls Royce, HAL and many other Indian and global companies. During the event, IESA will also share insights on the overview, status, scope, key processes and opportunities in the ESDM landscape in the A&D system and internal security generated through an exclusive research conducted with PwC.
Ashok Chandak, chairman, IESA, said: “We have been driving the ESDM ecosystem in all forms since the inception of our existence. It’s quite disappointing to witness India as one of the largest defence and aerospace equipment importer with negligible contribution of electronics though we have the expertise present in the country. Hence, we have decided to create an ecosystem around electronics in defence and aviation, which will lay the foundation of an advanced-module equipment design and manufacturing process through DEFTRONICS 2014 as a platform.
"We are confident to create a new era of ‘Make in India’ and support the India ESDM ecosystem to take a leap towards design led manufacturing of electronic modules in defence, internal security and aerospace.”
Dr. R. K. Tyagi, chairman, HAL, said: “The concept of the symposium is refreshing, vibrant yet simple. The large talent pool of skilled manufacturing labour and a globally acknowledged IT prowess gives India a definite leg-up toward becoming an important contributor in the global defence supply chain.
"We expect DEFTRONICS 2014 to provide a platform to the defence and aviation industry to connect with the India ESDM ecosystem and develop a win-win situation for both ESDM companies and equipment manufacturers. We commend IESA’s vision in creating ESDM ecosystem around defence and aviation manufacturing and we are hopeful to take this platform to the next level, together through DEFTRONICS 2014.”
Somshubhro Pal Choudhary, MD, Analog Devices – India, added: “Defence and space have been strategic focus areas for Analog Devices in India for over last three decades. We are excited to participate in Deftronics 2014, which is bringing together all stakeholders to create a platform to charter the next course in India's goal to indigenize and modernize India's defence industry and answer PM Modi's call to "Made in India" and "Come, Make in India".
"IESA has earned the respect from the industry for its continued momentum in building a new dimension for the defence and aviation portfolio and it is encouraging to see them actively working towards building the Indian defence ecosystem. We expect DEFTRONICS 2014 to turn out into a new benchmark for the defence and aerospace industry in India and globally.”
The event is scheduled during Electronica India and Productronica India 2014, India’s leading trade fairs for the electronics industry and will focus primarily on these aspects: policy and business related matters and issues in Defence and Aerospace, The discussions will also delve into the challenges faced by the industry, have an open forum to discuss what needs to be done and get expert opinion from government bodies and industry stalwarts.
DEFTRONICS 2014 features a powerful line-up of industry experts, government officials, strategists, policy makers and business leaders, offering keynote speeches and panel discussions around critical matters in the Aerospace & Defence sector. The below mentioned dignitaries will indicate the stature of the symposium, though there is an extensive guest list: