As part of Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam commemorating the Year 2021-22 as Golden Jubilee Year, a Technical Seminar n Expo themed "Make in India Initiatives relevant to Indian Navy" was conducted on December 21, 2021. The Seminar and Expo was inaugurated by Vice Adm Biswajit Dasgupta, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command. Vice Adm Sandeep Naithani, Chief of Materiel gave the theme address and the Key Note address was given by JD Patil, Whole Time Director and Sr Executive Vice President L&T India.
During the Seminar, eminent speakers from the Indian Navy, Indian Defence Industry and DRDO exchanged ideas to further the cause of Atmanirbhata in Defence Production and Maintenance. The Seminar and Expo witnessed the Navy and Industry reps enriching each other with their insights, with recommendations to progress the partnership to the next level. The Expo showcased a kaleidoscope of offerings by the Industry and MSMEs towards progressing the path of defence indigenisation.