Fourth India-UK Defence Industry Symposium to begin today

February 15th, 2008 - 9:29 am ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Feb.15 (ANI): The fourth India-UK Defence Industry Symposium will begin here today to promote co-operation between Indian and UK defence production companies.

The symposium is being organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) of the UK.

The symposium is expected to be an excellent platform for Indian companies to network with UK companies on the possibilities for JVs and technology tie-ups, FDI in Defence, co-development and co-production and understanding the offset and outsourcing requirements of British companies.

The symposium will also feature three breakout sessions on land, naval and air systems.

Pradeep Kumar, Secretary, Defence Production, Air Vice Marshal Gavin MacKay, Senior Military Advisor to Head of Defence Exports Services, Ministry of Defence, UK; Creon Butler, Deputy British High Commissioner; Rear Admiral Rees Ward CB, Director General, The Defence Manufacturers Association of UK, will deliver speeches at the seminar.

The symposium will be followed by a reception hosted by the British High Commission in India. (ANI)

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