Rebuilding of Indian Industry was visualised soon after independence through the
Five Year Plans, in which, infrastructure development and core industrial growth
with self-dependence was the main aim. Core industries such as Coal, Steel,
Power, Fertiliser, Mining, Transportation, Railways, Oil & Gas, Cement,
Capital Equipment, Petro - Chemical, Defence, Heavy Engineering along
with the supporting ancillary small and medium scale industries began to adopt
modern welding technology.
In order to foster the development of welding technology and welding
professionals, The Indian Institute of Welding was established in 1966. It is now a
premier professional Institute and the only Indian member of The International
Institute of Welding.