The Confederation of Indian Industry in association with the Directorate General of Mechanised Forces, Indian Army, ORGANISED THE first “International Technology Seminar on Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) and Future Main Battle Tank (FMBT)” on 22 & 23 July 2008 in New Delhi. Mr A K Antony , Hon’ble Minister of Defence, Government of India was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Session. Some of the key speakers included , General Deepak Kapoor, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC ,Chief of the Army Staff, Integrated HQ of Ministry of Defence (Army, Lt Gen Dalip Bhardwaj, VSM, Director General Mechanised Forces, Integrated HQ of MoD (Army), Brig KA Hai (Retd.), Chairman – CII Defence Committee on Land Systems & Chief Executive Mahindra Defence Systems, Dr A Sivathanu Pillai, Chief Controller , Research & Development, Defence Research & Development Organisation, Lt Gen HS Panag, PVSM, AVSM, GOC- in C, Central, Command, Indian Army, Lt Gen KDS Shekhawat, PVSM, VSM, ADC (Retd.), Former Director General Mechanised Forces, Major General AK Sheoran, Commandant ACC & S Indian Army, Maj Gen K Surendra Nath Additional Director General Mechanised Forces, Integrated HQ of MoD (Army), Mr John R W Begg, Head – Vehicle Engg Tech Centre, Ashok Leyland Limited, Lt Gen (Retd.) PPS Bhandari, PVSM, AVSM President Rolta Thales Limited, Lt Gen Dalip Bhardwaj, VSM Director General Mechanised Forces Integrated HQ of MoD (Army), Lt Gen ZU Shah, PVSM, SM, VSM Deputy Chief of Army Staff (P&S), Indian Army.