Indian Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO)

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  • August 15, 2020
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Indian Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO)

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Defence


  • Defence Minister launched the Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO).
  • 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.
  • The NIIO is a three-­tiered organisation.
  • The Naval Technology Acceleration Council (N­TAC) will bring together the twin aspects of innovation and indigenisation and provide apex level directives.

Do you know?

  • The Draft Defence Acquisition Policy 2020 (DAP 20) rolled out by the Defence Ministry last month envisaged establishment of Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation by the Service Headquarters.
  • Indian Navy already has a functional Directorate of Indigenisation and the new structures created will build upon the ongoing indigenisation initiatives, as well as focus on innovation.
  • A compendium of Indian Navy’s Indigenisation perspective plans titled ‘SWAVLAMBAN’ was also released.
  • A Technology Development Acceleration Cell (TDAC) has also been created for induction of emerging disruptive technology in an accelerated time frame.

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