From Make In India To Making In India: Q And A With Baba Kalyani


When most top Indian defence companies were seen vying for orders under the government’s new “Make In India” initiative, this company seemed in no rush, and continued to invest and innovate. Today, the Kalyani Group — flagship company, the Rs 4,000-crore Bharat Forge Ltd — boasts of having developed a highly sophisticated indigenous gun to enable our artillery force to fight Indian wars with Indian solutions. The gun has successfully completed trials in deserts and is now under trial in hilly terrain.

Meet the man behind the wheel at the Kalyani Group— chairman and managing director Babasaheb Neelkanth (Baba) Kalyani. Positioned 47th on the Forbes 2017 list of the 100 richest Indians, with a net worth of $3.13 billion (Rs 20,000 crore), Kalyani aims to make Bharat Forge one of the top three artillery gun manufacturers in the world. His company has tied up with Israel’s Elbit and Rafale to manufacture gun platforms and missiles, and has set up a greenfield facility in Hyderabad. Bharat Forge is working on five gun platforms and has developed small indigenous jet engines for drones. It is now working on jet engines for helicopters and aircrafts. He spoke to Anupama Airy on his company’s plans and strategies, and the road ahead. Read More…

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