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Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) launched

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Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) launched:

The NIIO is a three-tiered organisation.

  1. Naval Technology Acceleration Council (N-TAC)will bring together the twin aspects of innovation and indigenisation and provide apex level directives.
  2. A working group under the N-TAC will implement the projects.
  3. A Technology Development Acceleration Cell (TDAC)has also been created for induction of emerging disruptive technology in an accelerated time frame.

 Functions of 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 in keeping with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.


The Draft Defence Acquisition Policy 2020 (DAP 20) envisages Service Headquarters establishing an Innovation & Indigenisation Organisation within existing resources.

  • Indian Navy already has a functional Directorate of Indigenisation (DoI) and the new structures created will build upon the ongoing indigenisation initiatives, as well as focus on innovation.


Prelims Link:

  1. About NIIO.
  2. Its functions.
  3. Overview of the Draft Defence Acquisition Policy 2020.
  4. About the Directorate of Indigenisation.

Sources: pib.