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.
Jai Hind.

Admiral RK Dhowan
Chairman Society for Aerospace Maritime and Defence Studies.
Former Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy and Chairman National Maritime Foundation

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Ambassador Ronen Sen

I congratulate you for taking the timely initiative of setting up the Society for Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Studies.

Shri Nikhil Gandhi

I fully agree that creation of such an organization was long overdue with a neutral objective and contribute significantly to this very important cause in the interest of national security.

Shri PR Sivasubramanian

I must congratulate you along with your cofounders on taking initiative in establishing SAMDeS with very laudable objectives. I am sure with your multi disciplinary approach SAMDeS will produce solutions in the Defence sector, with indigenization as the dominant feature.

General NC Vij

It is indeed the call of the day and a most desirable venture.

Shri Shekhar Dutt, SM

Heartiest Congratulations. I am sure its going to be very useful to the sector.