Estimates show that the Indian Air Force will have more than 1000 fighter jets and around 60 squadrons by 2030. India will be spending more than USD 80 billion on capital acquisitions in the 2010-2015 timeframe.
41 Indian Ordnance Factories working with Defence Manufacturing
The Department of Defence Production of the Ministry of Defence is responsible for the indigenous production of equipment used by the Indian Armed Forces. It comprises the 41 Indian Ordnance Factories under control of the Ordnance Factories Board and 8 Defence PSUs namely HAL, BEL, BEML, BDL, MDL, GSL, GRSE and Midhani.
Major Public & Private Sector Undertakings In Defence Sector
- Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) – Design, development, manufacture, repair and overhaul of aircraft, helicopters, engines and their accessories.
- Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) – Design, development and manufacture of sophisticated state-or-the-art electronic equipment components for the use of the defence services, para-military organizations and other government users.
- Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) – Multi-product Company engaged in the design and manufacture of a wide range of equipment including specialised heavy vehicles for defence and re-engineering solutions in automotive and aeronautics.
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