India lacks precision engineering, says Kalam

Dassault Systems Pvt Ltd President Andy Kalambi, former President A P J Abdul Kalam and CII Chairman Aroon Raman at the Annual Manufacturing Conference-2010 of CII in Bangalore on Thursday. DH Photo

Speaking at a seminar organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) on the challenges in the manufacturing industry he said, “It is hurts to see that most of the precision equipment used in our factories are imported. However, I will not find fault with importing, as there is paucity of such manufacturers in our country.”

He also underlined that greater emphasis should be laid on scientific research and innovation in order to sustain oneself in a highly competitive world.

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