Aerospace, Defence and Internal Security:
Building Global Partnerships for 'Make in India'

Agenda of DEFTRONICS 2015

Wednesday, Sept 9, 2015





9.30AM - 12.00PM



Theme address:
Padma Bhushan Baba Kalyani, Chairman & MD, Kalyani Group

Chief Guest:

  • Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, H’ble Union Minister for Communications & IT, Govt. of India

Guests of Honor:

  • Sh. R S Sharma, IAS, Chairman, TRAI

  • Ms. Shubhra Singh, IAS, Joint Secretary, DIPP, Govt. of India

  • Dr. KD Nayak, Director – R&D, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India

  • Dr. Martin Lechner - Executive Director Business Unit New Technologies, MMG International

  • Vinay Shenoy, Chairman, IESA

Whitepaper by Rahul Gangal, Partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

12.30PM - 1.30PM Networking tea/coffee
12.30PM - 1.30PM


Defence procurement policy – a status report

  • Dhirendra Singh (Retd.), former Home Secy., Govt. of India

  • Cdr P.K. Bhattacharya, OSD (DOMW), Department of Defence Production, MoD, Govt. of India

1.30PM -   2.30PM Networking Lunch
2.30PM  -  3.30PM

Panel Discussion

Opportunities in Defence Research & Development

Moderator: Dr. Bala Bharadvaj, Director - Research & Technology, Boeing

  • Dr. Ajit T Kalghatgi, Director – R&D, BEL

  • Dr. S Radhakrishnan, Director, DIITM, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India

  • Rahul Chaudhary, CEO, TATAPOWERSED

3.30PM -  4.00PM Networking tea/coffee
4.00PM -  5.00PM

Panel Discussion

Defence Industrial Complex – concept to reality

Moderator: Saurav Jha, Consultant IBN live

  • Larry Liow, Director - Sales & Marketing, Advantest (Singapore)

  • Ajay Sharma, Vice President, Bharat Forge - Defence Division

  • Dr. Laxman Kumar Behera, Research Fellow, Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

5.00PM -5:30PM



Address by Dr. G C Gopala Pillai
Managing Director – KINFRA & Chairman, Keltron

5.30PM -  6.00PM  

 Guided tour of DEFTRONICS pavilion

Thursday, Sept 10, 2015
9.45AM - 10.00AM



Chief Guest: Sh. JS Deepak, IAS, Secretary, DeitY, Govt. of India

10.00AM - 10.30AM



Keynote: Padma Shri Dr. V K Saraswat, Member NITI Aayog, Govt. of India

10.30AM -11.30AM

Panel Discussion

The challenges in creating an Employable and Skilled Workforce for Aerospace & Defence sector

Moderator: Col. KV Kuber, Indian Army Veteran

  • Dr. Devendra Verma, Chairman & CEO, HSMC
  • Ajit Manocha, Co-Chairman of the Board, POET Technologies
  • Vijay Gundannavar, Advisor, Servo Controls India

11.30AM- 1.00PM

Panel discussion

Accelerating Start-ups in Aerospace & Defence Industry

Moderator: Som Pal Choudhury, MD, Analog Devices India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Narayan Prasad, Co-founder, Dhruva Space
  • Pulkit Gaur, Founder, Gridbots Technologies
  • Dr. Prabhat Ranjan, Executive Director, TIFAC
  • David Keynan, Managing Partner, BDO-I2I India Business Consulting
1.00PM -  2.00PM

Panel discussion

Opportunities in Internal Security

Moderator: Sanjay Handu, Supply Chain & Strategy Consultant

  • Sh. Rajan Medhekar IPS (Retd.), Former DG, NSG, MHA, Govt. of India
  • Pratap Heblikar, Director, Maxgrid Securicor India
 2.00PM Networking Lunch