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Airbus Defence CEO calls on PM, expresses interest in `Make in India'

30 June 2015

European major Airbus today expressed keen interest in participating in 'Make in India' programme in various projects in India, in the aerospace, defence and civil aviation sectors.

Bernhard Gerwert, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and discussed various projects in the area of defence and space.

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group responsible for defence and aerospace products and services.

Gerwert told Modi that Airbus was keenly interested in becoming a partner in the 'Make in India' initiative, through a cluster approach with regional partners.

Gerwert recalled the prime minister's visit to the Airbus manufacturing facility in Toulouse, in April, and the positive atmosphere and interest generated as a result of it.

He expressed Airbus's keen interest in becoming a partner in the "Make in India" initiative, through a cluster approach with regional partners. The Prime Minister welcomed the interest shown by Airbus, in India.

During that visit, Airbus had announced that it would increase its Indian outsourcing to $2 billion.

Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders, who had received the Indian leader in Toulouse, had said, ''India already takes a centre-stage role in our international activities and we want to even increase its contribution to our products.''

Airbus Group already operates two engineering centres in India - one focused on civil aviation and the other one defence - besides, a research and technology (R&T) centre which together employ over 400 highly qualified people.


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