Tata Technologies Ltd. and Vidarbha Defence Industries Association (VDIA) has signed an MoU to set up a aerospace and defence centre in Nagpur.
The MoU was signed at the Made in Vidarbha Aerospace and Defence summit held in Nagpur last week. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was present at the summit and MoU was signed in his presence. The project has been taken to set up a defence and aerospace manufacturing centre and centre will help the State in this investment.
Anand Bhade, president – Asia-Pacific, Tata Technologies, said, “Made in Vidarbha – Aerospace and Defence is a great initiative and we are proud to be associated with it. Tata Technologies’ unique offerings for aerospace and defence are perfectly aligned to VDIA’s vision of creating a first-of-its-kind ecosystem to facilitate defence-integrated development by supporting the Indian Aerospace and Defence industry to be globally competitive.”
The company will set up a non-profit Common Facilitation Centre for aerospace and defence named NIRMAN and after that UDAN will be created to make high-end skilled centres and provide competency-based education for engineering institutes and universities.
Lt. Gen. (retired) Ravindra Thodge, chairman of VDIA, said, “Our objective is to create an aerospace and defence manufacturing hub in Nagpur and Vidarbha areas. Tata Technologies is well-positioned to provide the right impetus to this initiative by leveraging their domain expertise.”