Ashok Leyland arm, ELCOM ink defence pact with Russian firm

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on January 10, 2018

Ashok Leyland Defence Systems (ALDS), Russia’s Rosoboronexport and ELCOM Group have signed a cooperation agreement in defence business.

The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the International Military Technical Forum Army - 2017 held at Kubinka, near Moscow, on August 25, according to a statement.

“We are happy that Rosoboronexport has chosen ALDS and ELCOM as its partners in India to address the tracked vehicle upgrade programmes of the Indian Armed Forces. The issue of indigenisation and availability of service and parts, which has been an area of concern, will now be addressed as ALDS and ELCOM will be responsible for manufacturing in India and also for providing life cycle support,” said Amandeep Singh, Head - Defence, Ashok Leyland.

Rosoboronexport (ROE) is the only state organisation in Russia for export of the entire range of military products and technologies. ROE represents Russian companies that are manufacturers of infantry fighting vehicles and main battle tanks for the Indian Army.

Published on September 06, 2017

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