IAF, HAL to play big role in defence preparedness: Arup Raha

Indian Air Force (IAF), Department of Defence Production and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will continue to play a big role in the defence preparedness of the country, IAF chief Arup Raha said here on Sunday.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 08, 2014, 23:59 PM IST

Bangalore: Indian Air Force (IAF), Department of Defence Production and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will continue to play a big role in the defence preparedness of the country, IAF chief Arup Raha said here on Sunday.

He was speaking after visiting the HAL`s facilities here along with secretary Defence Production Gokul Chandra Pati.

They reviewed the on-going project activities in the facilities.
"This visit is important to us considering that we all Defence Production (MOD) and HAL - have been working on important defence projects. We together will continue to play a big role in India`s defence preparedness," the Chief of the Air Staff said.

Chairman HAL RK Tyagi and directors of the company interacted with the IAF chief and the secretary Defence Production.
Officials said the high profile visit covered Hawk manufacturing and overhaul facilities, Mirage, Jaguar overhaul/upgrade facilities and new LCA Tejas Division.

Later, Pati inaugurated the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) transmission test facilities building at RWRDC and went around manufacturing facilities at Aerospace Division.