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Defence PSUs should outsource more to private sector: Parrikar

Parrikar cited the example of Tejas and the basic trainer aircraft of HAL as an opportunity for private sector involvement to increase production capacity

BS Reporter  |  Bengaluru 

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has asked public sector undertakings such as Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and Bharat Electronics Ltd to become lead integrators in making fighter aircraft and electronic warfare systems, while sourcing components and systems from private players. These firms have traditionally built these capabilities in house and are constrained with capacity to build large volumes.

HAL has been struggling to double its annual production capacity of Tejas, the Light Combat Aircraft to 16 planes due to its vertically integrated approach. Parrikar cited the example of ...

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First Published: Thu, July 07 2016. 19:04 IST