MOU signed for Formation of Defence Corridors

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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.
  • 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.

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.

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