Programme 5th Meeting of Forum on High-Tech Defence Innovation

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5th Meeting of the Forum on High-Tech Defence Innovation

Vision for an Indian S & T Advancement Strategy


Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses

Seminar Room 1, 26th November, 2014, 1000 hrs- 1400 hrs

Welcome remarks

  1. Special Address
  2. Report of 2nd & 4th Forum Meetings

Panel 1:  Indian Industry:

  • R & D vs. Licensed Production : Industry’s contribution to Innovation Ecosystem
  • India First: Measures to Promote Indian Industry- Industry’s expectations
  • Offsets
  • FDI
  • Any other issue of concern

Panelists for Round 1: Weaponry: planes, subs, naval weaponry, etc.

  • R.K. Tyagi, Chairman, HAL
  • Commodore Mukesh Bhargava (Retd), Vice President, International Defence & Aerospace Business Flight Systems BU, L & T
  • Shri Rahul Chaudhry, CEO, Tata Power SED
  • Admiral Verma, CMD GRSE

Panelists for Round 2: ICT technologies

  • Shri Sanjay Nayak, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Tejas Networks
  • Shri Rajiv Mehrotra, Founder and CEO, VNL; Chairman of the Shyam Group of companies
  • Shri Sridhar Nadupally, Chairman and Managing Director, Saankhya InfoTech Ltd.
  • Shri Ashok Atluri, CMD, Zen Technologies
  • Vishwa Kayargadde, Saankhya Labs

Panel 2: Government/Governance

  1. The Science State and role for Indian State
  2. RDA or DPP?
  3. Offsets
  4. FDI
  5. Weapons mix
  6. Any other issue


  • Admiral Shekhar Sinha, former CISC and C-in-C West
  • Shri Ajay Bharti, Swadeshi Jagran Manch
  • Vice Admiral Raman Puri, former CISC
  • Bharat Karnad, Research Professor in National Security Studies at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
  • (Retd) Kamaljit Singh Jassal, IDS HQ

Panel 3: Innovation eco system

  1. R & D
  2. Valley of Death
  3. Incubation of High-Tech SMEs
  4. Role of State
  5. Any other issue


  • Mr Vishnu Dusad, MD Nucleus Software,iSPIRT
  • B.M. Suri, BARC
  • Nilesh Dhande  Founder & VP-Corporate Strategy , Uniken: “Towards integrated co- innovation for faster technology acquisition”.
  • A.S. Rao, former Adviser, DSIR
  • Shri Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director  -CBS
  • Shri Sabyasachi Dasmohapatra, CEO, Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA)


Vote of Thanks


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