Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha today underscored the need to ensure that Koraput in Odisha emerges as the aero engine capital of the country.
Speaking at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of HAL ( Hindustan Aeronautics Limited), Koraput Division at Sunabeda here, the Chief of Air Staff said that the Division had the potential, evident from the work done in the past 50 years, especially in carrying out manufacturing, repairing and overhauling of MiG and Su-30 engines.
The Air Chief Marshal inaugurated a two-day national seminar on ‘Emerging trends in aero-engine architecture and self-reliance’ here. The Air Chief also inaugurated the indigenisation and outsourcing exhibition organised on the occasion.
Odisha Chief Secretary G C Pati who attended a function marking Golden Jubilee of HAL Koraput, said, “HAL should lay more emphasis on outsourcing since such a step would lead to creation of jobs and businesses at different levels in the state.”
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