MOU signed for Formation of Defence Corridors
New Delhi 14 December (PIB).Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Indian Air Force (IAF), Defence PSUs-Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Naini Aerospace Ltd. during Aero India 2021. Details of these MoU are as under:
- IAF has signed MoU for indigenization programme.
- HAL &Naini Aerospace Ltd has signed MoU as Knowledge Partners and also help Defence Corridor in development of Aerospace Units and their supply chain through vendors.
- BEML has signed MoU with UPEIDA to establish an MRO facility for specialized vehicles.
During Def Expo-2020 held at Lucknow Uttar Pradesh, a total of 23 MoUs have been signed between UPEIDA and Private Companies. Out of these 23 MoUs, 6 companies namely Anchor Research Labs LLP, P2 Logitech Pvt Ltd., Allen & Alvan Pvt Ltd., Nitya Creations India, Syndicate Innovations International and PBM Insulations Pvt Ltd. have already been allotted and handed over land at Aligarh node.
The Government of Maharashtra forwarded a request letter for establishing a defence corridor in Maharashtra. It is, however, reiterated that the two defence corridors in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are intended to provide a fillip to strengthening the defence manufacturing ecosystem in India including all States.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Sambhaji Chhatrapati in Rajya Sabha today.