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BrahMos Aerospace hosts 'Industry Consortium Meet 2013'

Brahmand.com (July 30, 2013)                                                                           Print This News

HYDERABAD (BNS): To highlight the vital contributions made by public and private industries in making the BRAHMOS missile a world-class and formidable weapon system, BrahMos Aerospace on Tuesday organised the 'Industry Consortium Meet 2013' at Hyderabad.

The grand event was graced by former President of India and the country's 'missile man' Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam who termed the BrahMos Joint Venture (JV) as a fine example of role model of "courage and excellent leadership."

"BRAHMOS is a fine example of role model of courage, showing excellent leadership through system design, system integration and system management," Dr. Kalam said, while referring to the 'BrahMos Formula'.

Underscoring the larger dividends yielded by the India-Russia JV, Dr. Kalam said, "BrahMos has contributed in national development by providing opportunities in domestic industries -- small, medium and large. And, the industries, while actively collaborating with academia, have contributed towards the economic growth of the country in general."

"This successful model must replicate everywhere -- both in defence and civil," the veteran scientist stressed.

He further said that the Govt. of India and Govt. of Russia must make an effort for export (of BRAHMOS) to friendly countries.

Dr. A S Pillai, CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace, while expressing his gratitude towards the immense contributions made by the Industrial Consortium, said, "The Industry has been a great strength and force multiplier. Today we have realised the Missile Industry Consortium in India with public-private partnership and in Russia as a corporate entity for large-scale production of BRAHMOS missile and systems.

"It is essential that the public-private consortium established for BrahMos become a national model, if we have to achieve self reliance. Therefore, a Military Industrial Complex must emerge for high-tech defence systems."

A number of industries have been identified in India and Russia for the production of different sub systems of the missile. The Indian industries, in particular, seeing the tremendous growth potential of BRAHMOS, have invested their own resources and set up work centres in this regard, Dr. Pillai, the recipient of 'Padma Bhushan' award, said.

He also recalled the remarkable contributions made by DRDO, especially by RCI, DRDL, R & D (E), ASL and ITR, during the initial stages of design and development of BRAHMOS.

Focusing on the contribution of Russia in the project, he said, "The support and guidance from NPOM also helped us to achieve unprecedented milestones in BrahMos. BRAHMOS has become a shining milestone in the cooperation between India and Russia."
BRAHMOS is unique with its higher weapon effectiveness, reliability, multi-platform, multi-mission and multi target capability. Today, it is the leader in cruise missile family and in establishing the brand, he added.

Also present on the occasion were Mr. Maksichev, NPOM & Joint MD, BrahMos Aerospace, Dr. V G Sekaran, CC R & D Strategic Systems, Mr. K Venkataramanan, CEO & MD of L&T, Mr. A M Suslov, First Deputy Director General of Strela Plant, Orenburg, Russia and Rear Adm. S Mohapatra, ED Production, BrahMos Aerospace, Hyderabad.

BrahMos also felicitated the Industry partners and key individual contributors involved in the design, development and production of BRAHMOS weapon system during the event.

  • "Time has come for BrahMos Aerospace to work on Mark-II version of BRAHMOS so that we will still be the market leader in hypersonic cruise missiles." - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

  • "The traditional partnership between India & Russia has been tested by the time and time and it is the most important stabilizing factor, not only for the asian region, but for the whole world" - Vladimir Putin

  • "Make in India' should not be limited to production & manufacturing only, it should also involve generation of engineering knowledge in the country." - Mr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra

  • "BrahMos is not only a successful Joint Venture but also a model for cooperation which has immense political value for our two countries" - Mr. Dmitry Rogozin

  • "BrahMos JV is a unique venture which has given substantial guidelines in defence design inputs, engineering inputs, production related culture and ultimately in pushing the technology base forward" - Dr. V G Sekaran

  • "BrahMos JV is most suitable model, which has withstood the test of time and is recommended to be followed for realization of all high end products with our country." - Dr. V K Saraswat

  • "BrahMos is the most successful missile company of the nation and it is this unique blend of young and experienced team members motivated with innovation and utmost dedication that has contibuted to the success of the missile system" - Dr. Avinash Chander