77th Independence Day
As India celebrates its 77th Independence Day, we at the Society for Aerospace Maritime and Defence Studies ( SAMDeS ), salute all personnel of the Army, Navy and Air Force, who spend sleepless nights guarding our vast frontiers on land, air and sea, so that our citizens can sleep in peace.
On the occasion of Independence Day, SAMDeS renews its commitment to assist in contributing towards a vibrant aerospace, military, maritime and defence ecosystem that best meets the national security objectives, force modernisation requirements and spurs concurrent growth of the domestic Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industry, anchored on Atmanirbharta and Swadeshikaran ( Self reliance and Indigenisation).
In keeping with the vision of an Atmanirbhar Bharat, outlined by our Honourable Prime Minister, Sh Narendra Modi, SAMDeS will endeavour to aggregate interdisciplinary perspectives, to analyse the complex relationships between core national security concerns and integrate these issues into the capability of the Indian industry. The objective being to assist in developing a transformative and viable ' Make in India' centric model, to meet Indian requirements with indigenously developed solutions in order to promote self reliance and indigenisation in the Indian Aerospace, Maritime, Military and Defence ecosystem.
SAMDeS wishes the entire aerospace, maritime, military and defence fraternity a very happy Independence Day.
PVSM, AVSM, YSM ( Retd)
Chairman Society for Aerospace Maritime and Defence Studies.
Former Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy and Chairman National Maritime Foundation
SAMDeS is India’s key think tank with International outreach devoted towards holistically developing the national aero-mil-def-maritime ecosystem
Our Focus Areas
Integration of resources to achieve self reliance
International and national regulatory framework on Arms Trade
Mission oriented investments in R&D and innovation
Process protocols for technology absorption
Innovative investment options for defence sector
Skill sets for defence manufacturing
Knowledge Partner on compliance issues
Export potential of Indian defence products