Time for Made-in-India passenger aircraft, says PM Narendra Modi

The PM stressed that India would need more than 2,000 aircraft in the next 15 years


PM Narendra Modi with Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran (left) and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian Scherer (right) during foundation stone laying ceremony of C-295 transport aircraft manufacturing plant in Vadodara | Photo: PTI

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he could foresee that India would soon be manufacturing big passenger aircraft that would proudly bear the words ‘Made in India’. He was speaking at the foundation stone ceremony of the Tata-Airbus C-295 aircraft manufacturing facility in Vadodara, Gujarat. The Rs 22,000-crore project is being seen as a win for Gujarat ahead of assembly elections.  

Addressing the gathering, the PM said, “India is moving forward with the mantra of ‘Make in India, Make for the World’….. The C-295 aircraft would bolster the logistical capability of the Indian Air Force (IAF).’’ While pointing out that

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First Published: Oct 30 2022 | 8:42 PM IST

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