NAMEXPO'13 - India's maiden Naval and Maritime Exhibition begins

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    With an aim of showcasing the competency and capabilities of Indian naval
    systems in maritime and coastal defence sector as well as providing business
    opportunities for the domestic and global defence industries, 'NAMEXPO 2013 -
    International Exposition & Conference' on India's Naval & Maritime sector kicked
    off at the Cochin Port Trust premises in Cochin, Kerala on Monday.

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    The country's maiden naval & maritime expo was inaugurated with the
    lighting of the lamp ceremony by K. Babu, Hon'ble Minister of Ports,
    Fisheries, Excise, Govt of Kerala, V Adm Satish Soni, PVSM, AVSM, NM, Flag
    Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command and Dr. A Sivathanu Pillai,
    CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace along with other officials.

    Dr. Pillai, who gave special address on the occasion, congratulated the
    organisers for the commendable initiative taken in conducting such an exhibition
    in Cochin - a first of its kind in India - which will highlight the country's growing
    prospects in naval and maritime sector.

    He pointed out that a strong synergy existed between the Indian Navy and
    Indian defence industries as a great deal of the country's naval and maritime
    requirements was being met through indigenisation.

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    "It is appropriate to showcase the naval systems and technologies and the
    power of Indian navy in this exhibition. Particularly, conducting of this exhibition
    at the Southern Naval Command is a welcoming step. DRDO and BrahMos take
    pride in participating in this show with the display of their technologies and
    systems," Dr. Pillai said.

    "The expo will make the leading experts related to the sector of maritime
    aware of the latest trends and techniques which will help in the expansion
    and recent as well as future development of this sector,"he added.

    Focusing on the key areas for Joint Ventures he said, "For the growth of
    the Indian defence and aerospace industry, it is vital that the SMEs are
    developed, promoted and encouraged to form the backbone of the industry.
    To minimise imports, Indian manufacturers must be encouraged through
    partnerships or joint ventures or technology collaboration with OEMs of
    sub-systems, assemblies and components."

    Dr. Pillai, during his speech, also brought forth the highly successful BrahMos
    Joint Venture model which has borne fruits in a short span of time in a
    highly complex field, fostering bridges between two different cultures/ countries.

    Complementing the Indian Navy, CII and Cochin Port Trust, other dignitaries
    on the dais also spoke volumes about this unique platform being presented
    to the global as well as Indian industries to interact with officials from Indian
    Navy, Government of Kerala, Indian Coast Guards, Ministry of Shipping,
    Ministry of MSME, Shipyards and other stakeholders.

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    NAMEXPO 2013 promises to provide immense opportunities to Indian and
    global companies to collaborate, co-develop and co-manufacture technologies
    and products in India for both national and global markets.

    The five-day grand event, organised by the Confederation of Indian
    Industries (CII) in collaboration with Indian Navy, Coast Guard and the
    Ministries of Shipping and micro, mini and small-scale industries, features
    major global defence manufacturers, defence PSUs in India and joint
    ventures like BrahMos, facilitating interaction between local players,
    global majors and end-users.

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    NAMEXPO'13 begins at Cochin
     
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