In yet another effort to attain ‘Atmanirbharta’ in Defence, Made-in-India fire fighting bots are soon to be deployed on Indian Navy warships. The warships will also include Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant and INS Vikramaditya.
While interacting with the media, the Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Satish Namdeo Ghormade said that he was confident that the Navy would be able to fulfil the indigenisation of equipment under the Make-in-India project. According to him, two contracts, including one for a fire fighting bot, have already been materialised.
“Two contracts have already materialised including a fire fighting bot which has been used in INS Vikrant and INS Vikramaditya aircraft carriers,” said the Vice Navy Chief while speaking to media.
The Indian Navy is also working to induct game-changing technologies which include blue-green laser. The laser will help the Navy in detecting underwater vessels and objects. The VCNS said that the iDEX programme has been a great success for the Indian Navy in promoting indigenous defence technologies.
Talking about the 75 challenges launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Vice Navy Chief said that Indian Navy has made its procedures simple so that the cases can be taken ahead to achieve the targets.
Recently, the Indian Navy has made several groundbreaking developments while taking the Make-in-India initiative ahead. The marine force has been contributing to India’s defence indigenisation drive steadfastly. Proving the country’s capability of building indigenous defence infrastructure, the Navy carried out the maiden landing of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Navy onboard the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant. The naval force also launched the ACTCM Barge which boasts of made-in-India auxiliary systems. Last month, the Indian Navy also commissioned the fifth Kalvari class scorpene submarine, INS Vagir. Each of these developments by the Navy is a testament to its resolve to be a combat-prepared force with cutting-edge technologies.