The 11th edition of the Aero India International Seminar, a prelude to the Aero India 2017 was inaugurated on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Yelahanka in Bengaluru by Dr. V.K. Saraswat, Member of NITI Aayog and President of Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI).
The three-day joint seminar organized by DRDO and AeSI will have more than 900 delegates including 25 foreign delegates from seven countries. There will be 73 speakers from India and abroad who will deliver talks and present papers during the seminar.
Dr. Saraswat in his inaugural address stressed on self-reliance and indigenization. On this occasion, Dr. Saraswat released the Seminar Souvenir and the Special Issue of the Indian Defence Research and Technology (IDR&T) on “Missile Technology” jointly published by IDST (Institute of Defence Scientists and Technologists) and DRDO.
The theme of the seminar is ‘Aerospace: Technology Collaboration and Self-Reliance’. The seminar will provide a platform for synergetic interaction amongst aerospace professionals from across the globe to share their ideas, views and opinions to promote R & D in the Aerospace and the Defence sector.
Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development and Chairman DRDO, Dr. S Christopher in his Presidential address said the seminar will provide opportunity to explore possibilities of establishing collaborative programmes for research and technology partnerships.
A special issue of the Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies was released by the Aeronautical Society of India on this occasion.