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Minister Sanjay Seth Sets Sail with GAINS 2024: GRSE’s Bold Innovation Initiative

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Minister Sanjay Seth Sets Sail with GAINS 2024: GRSE’s Bold Innovation Initiative


In a gigantic step toward strengthening the homeland’s defense and propagating innovation in the Country’s maritime sector, Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Sanjay Seth launched the “GRSE Accelerated Innovation Nurturing Scheme (GAINS 2024)” of Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited. The launch-cum-inaugural event at Kolkata once again underlined “Make in India” and “Start-up India” initiatives of the Government of India aimed at catalyzing technological advances and solution-oriented innovations within the shipbuilding industry.

Directors of GRSE and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

A Dream for Innovation and Self-Reliance
GAINS 2024 is directly linked to a pioneering initiative toward mitigating various challenges faced by shipyards, while promoting technological development through the nurturing of start-ups within the country. The Program aims to encourage and assist Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises and start-ups in developing innovative solutions for GRSE integration in order to further technological advancement in ship design and construction. GAINS 2024 aims to solve current and developing challenges across the maritime sector, through this vast ecosystem of MSMEs and start-ups, working together for the overarching goal of Atmanirbharta.

Speaking at the launch, Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Sanjay Seth lauded GRSE for its relentless pursuit towards nation-building. “GAINS and other such innovations and advancements in technology will give an absolutely new dimension to the future of Indian defence. Maritime security, combined with air defense, shall be vigorously pursued. Our technological prowess and sheer dedication will be more effectively contributed toward strengthening the capabilities of our armed forces and maritime security,” he added. The words of Shri Sanjay Seth, which were in complete harmony with the innovative and self-reliant spirit of GAINS 2024, emphasized the need for such initiatives to provide further impetus to India’s defense infrastructure,

Leadership and Vision: GRSE’s Commitment
Cmde PR Hari, IN (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE, has said that the shipyard, through strategic focusing on new technologies, has been aligning itself with this vision. He says, “New technology adoption is one of the focus areas of the shipyard, and I am very sure GAINS 2024 shall be a major contributor towards that. These brilliant Indian start-ups, I wish them the very best in making the Nation building initiatives a huge success.”. Cmde Hari exudes confidence in the potential of Indian start-ups, which is part of the wider vision reflected through GAINS 2024 with regard to harnessing indigenous talent or ingenuity for technological advancement in shipbuilding.

Collaborative Effort for Technologically Advanced Future
The launch event was graced by the presence of GRSE directors and other distinguished dignitaries who attended in huge numbers to collectively underscore the message that effective collaboration between the government bodies, industry leaders, and the entrepreneurial ecosystem is very important. GAINS 2024 thus represents this confluence of effort toward transforming the maritime capability of India through sustained innovation and strategic investments in technology.

Within the complexities of the contemporary scene of defense and maritime security, GAINS 2024 stands as a witness to India’s resolve toward self-sufficiency and technological prowess. Through providing a robust environment for MSMEs and Start-ups, GRSE envisions an environment that caters not only to current challenges but looks forward toward a resilient and advanced maritime future.

What GAINS 2024 is to do for the shipbuilding sector in India is to open the floodgates of a new era of innovation, marked by increased collaboration, solutions that are cutting-edge, and a firm resolve toward national security and development. The vision of a self-reliant, technologically advanced India in the domain of maritime defense will not remain a dream but would seem imminent once the scheme takes roots and begins to bear fruits.


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