Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre expressed the need for larger ecosystem of Private Enterprises to transform themselves for greater participation in the aerospace sector to support the Government's 'Make in India' initiative. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has been instrumental in nurturing a competitive aviation eco-system in India by way of collaborating with private industries as outsourced partners, with more than 30% of HAL's man-hours being outsourced including several critical work packages, he added.
He was speaking at a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Summit under Make-in-India held at HAL Nashik. Dr Bhamre said that it is a welcome move that private organizations including MSMEs are being engaged in Design & Developments of products and technologies. "I request all the stake holders of this aerospace and defence manufacturing eco-system to contribute", he stated. Dr Bhamre further said that HAL's facility is of national importance and with the availability of state-of-the art infrastructure and expertise built over the years, additional orders on HAL would help IAF bridge the gap between the existing and desired squadron strength in the shortest possible time. This is possible with Public-Private Partnership, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, CMD, HAL Mr T Suvarna Raju, said the company is keen to encourage private partnership in all its activities and as a major step, it would like to offer the indigenous helicopter 'ALH Dhruv' (Civil version) for manufacturing to select Indian private companies through Transfer of Technology. HAL is likely to float RFI soon for identifying the Indian Private Agency that can produce Dhruv helicopters in future. Considering the increasing need of helicopters in civil operations of the country, this will be a mega deal from HAL which is the OEM and Licensor.
The civil version of this versatile and proven flying machine, developed over the years of research, will be made available for manufacturing to Indian industry. This version can be used for short distance passenger transport, VIP travel, search and rescue, emergency medical service, under slung load, disaster relief and offshore operations in varying and challenging geographical terrains.
CEO&MD of Dynamatic Technologies Limited (Bengaluru) Shri Udayanth Malhatra, symbolically handed over 100th Ship set of Su-30 MKI Assemblies to Shri Raju in the presence of Dr Bhamre.
CEO, MiG Complex, HAL Shri Daljeet Singh, welcomed the gathering. CEO, CEMILAC Shri P Jayapal, AD DGAQA Shri Nirmal Thasiah and vendors from different parts of the country were present on the occasion.