INS SHIVAJI, the premier technical training establishment of the Indian Navy, is conducting a two-day seminar, titled TECHSEM 2017, on November 13 and 14. The central theme of the seminar is “Main Propulsion Systems – Roadmap Towards Self Reliance”.
The sessions have been primarily grouped to highlight the ‘Harnessing of Indigenous Capabilities’ and also focus on ‘Technology Advancements in the field of Marine Propulsion Systems.’ The aim, officials said, was to bring together diverse stakeholders from various fields to share their experiences, and discuss the best and the most viable models in line with the Maritime Military Strategy. The seminar includes participation of representatives from the Navy, academia, Indian Defence establishments and Ship Repair Industries, and Foreign and Indian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).
Vice-Admiral AR Karve, flag officer commanding-in-chief, Southern Naval Command, has been invited as the chief guest and will deliver the inaugural address. Vice-Admiral GS Pabby, chief of materiel, will be the guest of honour and deliver the key note address on November 13.
The seminar will also see other senior flag officers, commanding officers and heads of organisations, senior naval officers and officers of various naval establishments in attendance. A total of 14 technical papers, with representation from naval officers and leading Indian and foreign OEMs, will be presented in the five sessions at the two-day seminar.
As part of the event, a host of new facilities are also scheduled to be inaugurated. These include a new 200 men Accommodation Block, Ashok Stambh and a renovated Motivation Hall. The foundation stone laying of LM 2500 GT Training Complex and new 15 Classroom Building is also planned on the sidelines of the event.