Aerospace matter should be made in India: HAL CMD
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Chairman and Managing Director T Suvarna Raju has called for indigenisation of advanced materials for the success of <g data-gr-id="10">aerospace</g> industry in India. Speaking at the inaugural session of the three-day International Conference on Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes for Strategic Sectors that began here on Wednesday, Raju said "indigenisation of advanced materials is key to the aerospace manufacturing in India."
"When it comes to aerospace raw material be it aluminium, titanium, plastics or composites there is wide capability gap in the country and therefore <g data-gr-id="14">industries especially in private sector</g> must come forward to boost aerospace manufacturing in the country," he said. "One can achieve this dream by taking strategic materials research in mission mode in niche areas such as electronic materials, advanced <g data-gr-id="12">high temperature</g> alloys for propulsion systems and composite material," he added. The HAL chief also called for synergy between efforts of various governments and non-government establishments in defence.