News: Union Defence Minister has launched the Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation(NIIO).
- NIIO: It is a three-tiered organisation that aims to help end-users interact with academia and industry towards fostering innovation and indigenisation for self-reliance in defence.
- Three Tier Structure:
- Naval Technology Acceleration Council(N-TAC): It will bring together the twin aspects of innovation and indigenisation and provide apex level directives.
- Working group: It will work under the N-TAC to implement the projects.
- Technology Development Acceleration Cell(TDAC): It has been created for induction of emerging disruptive technology in an accelerated time frame.
- A compendium of Indian Navy’s Indigenisation perspective plans titled ‘SWAVLAMBAN’ was also released by the Defence Minister.