Thrilled To See PM Modi Revitalise Defence Procurement: BAE’s Roger Carr

After delivering 2 Howitzer guns from UK and US ahead of schedule, BAE Systems and partner Mahindra are getting ready to build the M777 artillery guns locally in India from third quarter of 2018, and the first Make in India gun by mid 2019, said a top official of the UK defence major.

The company is also in active negotiations with the Indian government to deliver the enhanced Tech Demonstrator Advanced Hawk jet trainer aircraft as a follow on order. These can also “become a springboard for exports to parts of the part,” said Sir Roger Carr, chairman, BAE Systems in an exclusive interview with ET in Davos.

The growing business opportunity in the country – the world’s largest importer of defence equipment in the world – has also made the UK multinational consider introducing its new “expertise in maritime area,” to target the needs of the Indian navy. Read More…


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