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HFCL Foraying into Defence Manufacturing to Support Government’s “Make in India” Initiative

HFCL provides single window solution for telecom and OFC projects; offering design, equipment supply, installation, system integration, operation and maintenance services.

Mahendra Nahata, Managing Director, HFCL

Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd (HFCL), a leading Integrated Telecom Solutions Provider, announced its entry into defence manufacturing in 2016, to participate in the Government’s “Make in India” initiative. Since then, the Company has obtained several Industrial Licences for manufacturing defence products such as Electronic Fuses, Electro Optical Devices, UAVs, Radars, Electronic Warfare and Communication equipment. The company is collaborating with leading global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to indigenously manufacture the above mentioned equipment. 

Mahendra Nahata, Managing Director, HFCL states that, “India is the largest importer of defence equipment in the world. The imports account for nearly 65% of the country’s military requirement. The Government has set a goal to reverse this trend and reduce the import percentage to under 30% in next couple of years. The domestic private industry is accordingly being encouraged to participate in defence manufacturing to enhance the defence manufacturing base and make available state-of-the-art technologies indigenously. HFCL is committed to wholeheartedly support this initiative and contribute its bit to equip the Indian Armed and Security Forces with contemporary global equipment. The privatization effort shall also reduce the procurement cycle of critical equipment and achieve cost reduction. We look forward to DEFEXPO 2018, to interact with global players and enter into suitable sustainable collaborations, to bring world-class technology to the country.” 

During DEF EXPO 2018, HFCL shall demonstrate its capabilities in the field of Defence Communication, Security and Surveillance, UAVs, Electro Optics, Soldier Wi-Fi and Power Management equipment.

HFCL is a leading telecom infrastructure developer, system integrator and manufacturer of high-end telecom equipment and optical fibre cables, having its manufacturing facilities at Solan, Goa and Chennai.

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