The Ministry of Defence (MoD) in New Delhi has started to prepare for the establishment of India’s first defence industrial corridor in the country’s southernmost state of Tamil Nadu.
The MoD said on 27 February that “work for preparing the detailed project report (DPR) for the Tamil Nadu defence quadrilateral has been initiated. [The MoD’s Department of Defence Production] will engage a top consultancy firm to draw up the DPR.”
The MoD said that in preparing for the Tamil Nadu corridor, it is holding industry briefings in the region between state-owned prime contractors such as Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) and locally based private-sector companies.
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