Small arms plant opens in India
India's Punj Lloyd and Israel Weapon Industries have opened a small arms manufacturing plant at Malanpur in Madhya Pradesh under a joint venture arrangement.
The plant will be run by the joint venture company, Punj Lloyd Raksha Systems, and will manufacture small arms for the Indian defence forces and the export market.
Michel Ben-Baruch, head of SIBAT, Israel Ministry of Defence, said: 'Israel's Ministry of Defence fully and wholeheartedly supports this cooperation and will continue to support the transfer of technology and information also in the future, for the betterment of improved advanced tools.
'Israel and India consider their defence industry cooperation as a monumental step forward, towards a future of immense potential.'
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