Bengaluru: The Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI) inaugurated a two-day mega event on Thursday, 17 February in Bengaluru, and also presented the SIATI awards.
The first day included the SIATI Awards Ceremony and was titled Aero, Space & Defence Vision 2030.
SIATI Awards to companies are unique because the selection is based on recommendations made by the Tier 1 companies and vetted by a committee drawn from reputed Industry & R&D organisations.
The 2nd day event is titled as India International Supply Chain Conference (2nd edition) also encompasses a two-day exhibition to help the MSME sector to showcase their products in the A&D sector for end users which includes the armed forces.
Dr. CG Krishnadas Nair, President, SIATI, and former Chairman of HAL addressed the gathering. The event was virtually inaugurated by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, Government of India (GoI).
The keynote address was delivered by R. Madhavan, Chairman, HAL, who emphasised the importance of Indian Aero, Space and Defence sector.
The felicitation address was delivered by former chairman of the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) Dr. K. Sivan.
SIATI Awards ceremony had three categories:
1. Excellence in Development and Manufacture in the A & D sector
The 14 winners were:
Ananth Technologies Ltd.
Astra Microwave Products Ltd.
Chanakya Wire Technics Pvt. Ltd.
Karnataka Hybrid Micro Devices (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Larsen & Toubro (Defence)
Metallic Bellows (India) Pvt. Ltd.
OEN India Ltd.
Ratnamani Metals & Tubes Ltd.
Sika Interplant Systems Ltd.
Steel & Industrial Forging Ltd.
Turbocast India Pvt. Ltd.
UNI- Automation India Pvt. Ltd.
The key criteria being saving Foreign Exchange and enabling Self Reliance with recommendations mostly made by Tier 1 Industries for A & D Platforms. SIATI received about 70 applications for this category of awards, out of which 14 companies were awarded based on the above criteria. L&T Defence was one of the 14 companies awarded for Excellence in Aero, Space and Defence sector. The awards in this category are in recognition for outstanding work in development and manufacture of components and/or systems resulting in considerable savings in Foreign Exchange and making India self-reliant (Atmanirbhar Bharat)
“We received about 70 applications and our selection committee after much deliberations, we selected 14 companies for this award,” stated Dr. CG Krishnadas Nair.
2. Lifetime and Leadership Achievement Award
The key criterion for this award was the invaluable contribution of individuals in the Indian Aero, space & Defence sector.
The recipients of this award were:
Dr PV Venkitakrishnan, recently Retired as Director, CBPO,ISRO
Dr Krishna Chivula – Founder and MD of Indo-MIM
KS Rajasekharan – Alpha Tocol (part of Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd)
N Jehangir, Vice Chairman of Sfo Technologies ( part of NeST Group)
3. Women Achievers Award
The recipients of this award have contributed decades towards the growth of Indian Aero, Space and Defence sector.
The recipients of this award were:
Anandi Ramalingam, CMD, BEL
Tenmozhi Shanmugam, recently Retired as Executive Director ( Design) at HAL
The award function was followed by the inauguration of the two-day exhibition, which acts as a platform for the Indian Aero, Space and Defence buyers to meet the key sellers. The key companies which have set up their stalls at this exhibition include Dassault Systemes (3DSIndia) and SFO (A part of NeST).
A book on Indian Aero, Space and Defence supply chain will be released on 18 February. The physical copy of the book would be available on the 18th at the exhibition venue and would also be available at the SIATI stall at the Defexpo 2022 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from March 10-13.