‘Swavalamban-III’, the third in the series of annual seminars conducted by the College of Defence Management (CDM) will be on the theme of ‘Indigenisation through innovation in defence sector’ this year.

Jointly organised by the CDM and Indian School of Business, the two-day seminar, will be inaugurated by the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral D.K. Joshi on December 14, while Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Gen. J.J. Singh (Retd.) will deliver the valedictory address on Saturday.

Air Commodore Parag Sharma, Chief Coordinator for the event, at a press conference here on Tuesday said it would be an intense academic debate on bridging the gap between policy-makers (government), those implementing it (public and private industry) and the benefactors/users (defence services). The seminar would have three plenary sessions titled ‘Defence modernisation through innovation’, Indigenisation of defence equipment’ and ‘Industry perspective and ability of new defence offset guidelines in getting niche technology’, Mr. Sharma said.