India commits to second innovation centre

13 June 2018

The Indian government has announced a plan to establish a second defence innovation centre in the city of Nashik in the western state of Maharashtra.

India’s Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre announced on 12 June that the facility would be positioned to support local micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in developing products and services for the Indian armed forces.

He added that Nashik had been selected as the location for the innovation centre because of its large number of MSMEs that had capability to become integrated into the supply chains of equipment manufacturers based in the industrial zones of nearby Pune and Mumbai.

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