Conclave On Supply Of Special Clothing To Soldiers

Conclave On Supply Of Special Clothing To Soldiers

A one-day conclave on the subject of providing ‘our soldiers’ a fully indigenous clothing solution on the concept of ‘Make in India’ was held at the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi today, with active participation of senior officers of ministries of textiles and defence and the Indian Army. Representatives of NITRA, ATIRA and key stakeholders of technical textile industry were also present.

Organised by National Textile Corporation, the event was chaired by Sanjay Kumar Panda, textiles secretary and attended by Lt. Gen. Ravi Thodge, AVSM, VSM, SM, Master General Ordnance, ministry of defence.

Mr. Panda stressed the need for quality improvement, adherence to time lines and import substitution in this area of technical textiles, so that armed and paramilitary forces could get the best solution at the best price.

Lt. Gen. Ravi Thodge, said that there is a budget of almost Rs. 2000/- crore for purchase of textile related products every year. He said that technical textiles hold promise for improving performance and safety in the Army. Lt. Gen. suggested that a single window solution may be evolved where PSUs like NTC can work together for mutual benefits.

Referring to the defence – ITTA joint exhibition-cum-seminar 2015, held recently at New Delhi, V.P Yajurvedi, additional DGOF said that this is a step ahead towards indigenization of special clothing.

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