Firms of Anil Ambani Request for Licenses for Manufacture of Aerospace and Defence Products

Published Date : Jun 18, 2015

Anil Ambani's Reliance Group has looked for licenses from the government for the manufacturing of aerospace and defence products including weapons, helicopters, spacecraft, and ammunition.

Presently, India spends around $40 billion every year on defence, 40%, or around $16 billion, of which is spent on purchasing new gear and items. Sixty percent of the buys are foreign made, prodding the government to incorporate local defence creation as a noteworthy push territory under its Make in India activity. Under the new BJP-drove government, India facilitated remote speculation administers in defence production to 49%, from 26% prior. Moreover, ventures over 49% will be permitted on a case-by-case premise on endorsement by the Cabinet Committee on Security, wherever it is liable to result in access to current and cutting edge innovation.

As indicated by the site of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion pertaining to the ministry of commerce, the organizations of Reliance Group that have requested a license incorporate Reliance Propulsion System Ltd, Reliance Helicopters Ltd, Reliance Aerostructure Ltd, Reliance Technologies Pvt Ltd, and Reliance Land Systems Ltd.

These organizations have looked for authorization for the manufacture of helicopters, launch vehicles, making spacecraft, satellites, manufacturing weapons, orbital stations, ammunition and making accessories and parts for aircraft, as per the website. The gathering looked for industrial licenses on 15 June. 

India will see an aggregate defence spending plan allocation of $620 billion amid the financial year from 2014 to 2022 of about 50% will be used on capital expenditure, as indicated by a report discharged by the business campaign the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) and Centrum Capital Ltd, the financial services company, in February. 

The yearly opportunity for Indian organizations both private as well as state-owned, is predicted to reach $41 billion by the financial year 2022 and $168 billion aggregately, it stated.