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Defence industry voices concerns as India endures lockdown

1st April 2020 - 01:30 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


The COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in India’s 21-day lockdown is disrupting the supply chain of global OEMs dependent on Indian subsidiaries and suppliers.

Sukaran Singh, MD and CEO of Tata Advanced Systems, said during a webinar involving senior MoD officials and the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers: ‘We have finished goods stocked for export to the US, including C-130 (pictured) empennage and AH-64 Apache helicopter fuselages in our facilities… It is a reputation issue.’

Singh was asking for exemptions during the lockdown, lasting until 14 April, to enable export of these items, given that the US has not shut down

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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