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Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO)

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    16th Aug, 2020
  • Union Defence ministry has launched the Naval Innovation and Indigenization Organization (NIIO).
  • Draft Defence Acquisition Policy 2020 (DAP 20) envisaged establishment of NIIO by the Service Headquarters.
  • Indian Navy already has a functional Directorate of Indigenisation (DoI) and the new structures created will build upon the on-going indigenisation initiatives, as well as focus on innovation.
  • The NIIO is a three-tiered organization.
    • Naval Technology Acceleration Council (N-TAC) will bring together the twin aspects of innovation and indigenization and provide apex level directives.
    • A working group under the N-TAC will implement the projects.
    • A Technology Development Acceleration Cell (TDAC) has also been created for induction of emerging disruptive technology in an accelerated time frame.
  • The NIIO puts in place dedicated structures for the end users to interact with academia and industry towards fostering innovation and indigenisation for self-reliance in defence in keeping with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

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