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Tata to set up aerospace, defence centre in Nagpur

MoU inked at Made in Vidarbha summit last week

Tata Technologies Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vidarbha Defence Industries Association (VDIA) to set up a aerospace and defence centre in Nagpur.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the Made in Vidarbha – Aerospace and Defence summit held in Nagpur last week. In alignment with the Make in India initiative, the centre will help establish the State as the preferred investment destination for aerospace an defence manufacturing.

A company statement said that the centre would promote indigenous and modernised technological capabilities and develop skilled resources to support Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to be globally competitive in the aerospace and defence sector.

The company will first set up NIRMAN, a not-for-profit Common Facilitation Centre for aerospace and defence, and UDAN, an initiative to create high-end skilling centres and provide competency-based education for engineering institutes and universities, the firm said.

‘Global player’

Anand Bhade, president – Asia-Pacific, Tata Technologies, said, “Made in Vidarbha – Aerospace and Defence is a great initiative and we are proud to be associated with it. Tata Technologies’ unique offerings for aerospace and defence are perfectly aligned to VDIA’s vision of creating a first-of-its-kind ecosystem to facilitate defence-integrated development by supporting the Indian Aerospace and Defence industry to be globally competitive.”

The partnership between Tata Technologies Ltd. & VDIA supported by the Maharashtra government will promote the State as an aerospace and defence manufacturing, and export hub.

Lt. Gen. (retired) Ravindra Thodge, chairman of VDIA, said, “Our objective is to create an aerospace and defence manufacturing hub in Nagpur and Vidarbha areas. Tata Technologies is well-positioned to provide the right impetus to this initiative by leveraging their domain expertise.”

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