The changing face of India’s Aerospace Manufacturing Industry
1 Aug, 2018
While initiatives like ‘Make in India’ have been formulated by the Indian government to alter the country’s image into a manufacturing power, when it comes to aerospace industry there is much that needs to change, says Aravind Melligeri, Chairman & CEO of Aequs Group. Based in Belagavi (also known as Belgaum), Karnataka, Aequs specialises in precision manufacturing and assembly for aerospace and allied industries. For aerospace manufacturing in India, almost all the materials and equipment used are imported and the process involves nuances from the logistics point of view, he emphasises. In a tete-e-tete with Shalini Nair & Shreya Bhattacharya, Melligeri shares valuable insights on India’s aerospace manufacturing industry and calls for better transparency and less political intricacies, which he thinks are stunting the industry’s development.