National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 18 September 2017
Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, Mumbai highlighted the ‘Cost of Corrosion’ for the Indian economy, which has been pegged at 4.2 percent of GDP by NACE International’s 2016 IMPACT Study, and the need for enhancing corrosion management strategies and synergies, in order to enhance safety, productivity and cost-savings.He was speaking in his inaugural address at CORCON-2017, an international conference and Expo on corrosion in Mumbai yesterday evening. He was present as the Chief Guest of the conference. In his address, he also brought out various challenges facing the Navy in tackling corrosion, and the management strategies and practices in vogue.
The three day conference, has been organised by the India Section of National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International, and would be attended by more than 750 delegates from 20 countries. It aims to bring together professionals from industry, defence, government and academia, in order to exchange information about corrosion and corrosion management solutions.