New Delhi: India‘s public sector Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) today announced that it had inked an agreement with Belarusian firm Tetraedr to collaborate on defence manufacturing and upgrading services.
* The two firms signed a memorandum of understanding when an Indian delegation was in Minsk, Belarus‘ capital, in the presence of ECIL Chairman and Managing Director P. Sudhakar and Tetraedr’s Director Andrei Vakhovsky.
* The deal would mean the two company would cooperate on manufacture and supply of high-end defence equipment under the Make in India programme and explore global opportunities.
* Would likely involve Tetraedr transferring technologies to ECIL to facilitate localised production or the provision of local maintenance, repair, and overhaul services.
NOTE: ECIL, formed in 1967, is an Indian public undertaking of the Department of Atomic Energy. It has been supplying equipment to the Indian defence sector for long, including electronic fuses, air-borne radars, C4I systems, secure and jam-resistant communications, electronic warfare systems, training simulators, antenna systems, satellite networks and navigation systems.