How MSMEs Will Fire Up India’s Defence System


Sundaram R has been manufacturing military aircraft components for nearly three decades, but the owner of the unit from Salem has never had it easy. Despite having a well-established business, entrepreneurs like him still run pillar to post and wait for days to test components and get them certified, before they are supplying to assembling units.

But he hopes the defence corridor announced by the Centre will change all that. “It is a big boon for us. It will simplify product testing and certification process for the existing manufacturers besides encouraging new units to enter defence manufacturing sector,” he said.

Earlier this year, the Centre announced setting up of defence corridors in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, where micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) working in the defence manufacturing sector will be linked to form clusters. Read More…

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