Russia’s technology transfers to India without any strings attached

Vastavam web: Russia’s technology transfers to India in the defence sector have been without any strings attached and there is scope for further deepening the military ties, Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force Air Marshal S B Deo today said.His comments come at a time when leading defence manufacturers from across the globe are eyeing India’s growing market by offering technology transfer and joint ventures for developing fighter jets, submarines and other military platforms.n May, the government had unveiled the strategic partnership model under which select private firms will be roped in to build military platforms like submarines and fighter jets in India in partnership with foreign entities.
Noting that there was scope for expansion of India’s defence ties with Russia, Air Marshal Deo also said the relationship should be developed focusing more on commercial aspects.At the event, the 50th AL31FP engine, manufactured from raw materials by Sukhoi engine division of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (Koraput) was handed over to the Indian Air Force as part of the celebration of the 70th year of India- Russia ties.
“The AL31FP engine powers Su30 MKI jets and is manufactured from raw material stage at the HAL Koraput,” said HAL Chairman and Managing Director T Suvarna Raju.