We expect L&T's Isro business to grow at least sixfold: J D Patil

Isro is going to ask private players to assemble small rockets right away, says the senior executive vice-president of L&T's defence segment

T E NarasimhanGireesh Babu
'We expect L&T's Isro business to grow at least sixfold'

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) was a major supplier to the Indian Space Research Organisation's (Isro's) Chandrayaan-II moon mission. J D Patil, senior executive vice-president for the company’s defence segment and L&T-NxT, talks to T E Narasimhan & Gireesh Babu, on this business. Edited excerpts:
What was L&T’s contribution to the GSLV Mark III (launch vehicle), which carried Chandrayaan-II?
There are over 180 parts, small and large, that went from L&T into that GSLV Mark III. One assembly, the solar array, has 1,100 parts and I am counting it as one. While these components in terms of value addition would be 10-15 per cent, considering the raw material is supplied by Isro free of cost, they are critical in terms of function in the vehicle.

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First Published: Jul 29 2019 | 1:25 AM IST

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