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HAL to set up logistics bases in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka

By IndianMandarins- 09 Mar 2020
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HAL is planning to set up logistics bases in four countries -- Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka -- as part of the initiative to woo countries to buy light combat aircraft Tejas and other military helicopters.

State-run aerospace companyis seriously focusing on boosting exports in sync with the government's priority and identified South East Asia, West Asia and North Africa to sell key platforms like Tejas, attack helicopter Rudra and advanced light helicopter Dhruv.

The Prime Minister had set an ambitious defence export target Chairman and Managing Director of $5 billion in the next five years asking all key military manufacturers to work hard to achieve the target.

The HAL is looking at setting up maintenance facilities in these four countries as having logistics bases is key to sell the products and to ensure after-sales services. Without divulging details, Madhavan said a number of countries in West Asia are also in touch with the HAL for possible procurement of its key products.

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