India needs Rs.2,40,000 Crores worth aero engines for military applications in the next two decades

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Bangalore: Dr. K. Tamilmani, Chief Controller (R&D) (Aero), in his key-note address at the Conference on Aero Gas Turbines pointed out the enormous potential for the aero engine market in India which according to him stood at Rs. 2,40,000 crores for military application in the next two decades. Indigenous design strength in aero engine is a necessity to reap the benefits from this huge opportunity, he said.

Self-reliance in aero engine is crucial to India, and the aero engine community within the country has to synergize to achieve this goal for the country, said Dr. R.K. Tyagi in his inaugural address at a conference on Aero Gas Turbine Engines held here yesterday. The conference was organized by HAL on the theme: Strategies in development and production of Aero Engines in India.

Mr. Suvarana Raju, Director (Design & Development), HAL, delivered the T.V.Vareed Memorial Lecture and dwelt on strategies to accelerate engine design capability in HAL.

Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Chennai, Dr. C.G. Krishnadas Nair, former Chairman, HAL, Dr. P.S.Subramaniam, Director, ADA and Mr. Shyam Shetty, Director, NAL also spoke. Over 100 aero engine design experts from various parts of the country took part in an hour long brain storming session which was chaired by Mr. Arun Prasad, former Director, Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE).