NASIK: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, inaugurated the structural repair shop for Su-30 MKI, ROH (Repairs and Overhaul) at HAL’s Nashik division on Wednesday in the presence of T Suvarna Raju, chairman-cum-managing director (CMD), HAL and others. HAL plans activities such as aircraft handling, airframe structural repair, overhauling of hatch covers, repair and servicing of looms and repair and overhaul of mechanical rotables.
During his visit, the Air Chief Marshal also inaugurated a seminar on “Challenges for make in India Initiatives” as part of platinum jubilee celebrations of HAL. Congratulating HAL in the land-mark year, the chief of air staff (CAS) said, “HAL should turn challenges into opportunities as IAF depends on HAL for its various platforms,”.
In his address, Raju dispelled the notion that defence public sector units (PSUs) come in the way of private sector. He pointed out that HAL alone has developed an eco-system by hand-holding more than 2500 business partners across India. He said, “Under ‘Make in India’, core capabilities should be developed through PPP to create a vibrant domestic industry”.
As part of the celebrations, a two-day exhibition on ‘Make in India’ was also inaugurated by CAS in which 30 companies participated displaying their products and capabilities.