Prime Minister Narendra Modi said MSMEs will have immense benefits as it (the facility) strengthens the Make in India initiative and the country’s aircraft manufacturing capabilities. Defence MSMEs in India cater to export markets, DPSUs, Ordinance Factory Board and private OEMs as Tier-II, III, and IV suppliers currently.
“I have been told that more than 100 MSMEs are linked to this project. The facility will also be able to take export orders from other countries in future. This means our ‘Make in India, Make for Globe’ motto will be strengthened with this project,” PM Modi said on Sunday. The C-295 aircraft will be fitted with an indigenous Electronic Warfare Suite made by defence electronics equipment manufacturer Bharat Electronics and missile systems manufacturer Bharat Dynamics. “Hundreds of MSMEs from across the country will be a part of this project.
It is a shining example of meeting the requirements of the armed forces with collaborative efforts of the private sector and defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs),” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said at the foundation stone laying ceremony.