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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) had concluded a contract with Government of Mauritius on 17th January, 2022 for export of one Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mk III and associated deliverables. The total contract value is 17.670 million USD (around Rs 141.52 crore). As per the contract, the delivery was to be completed by 18 months, whereas HAL completed delivery ahead of schedule.

The HAL has got adequate infrastructure and experienced manpower in its facility at Bengaluru and also have well-developed ecosystem to execute the export orders in time bound manner. Further, HAL has augmented its infrastructural capability by opening a new facility (HAL Helicopter Factory) at Tumkur, Karnataka.

Subject to strategic considerations, domestically manufactured defence products are being promoted through Lines of Credit/Funding including the platforms/systems from HAL. Government of India also offers indigenously manufactured platforms/systems on grant basis to Friendly Foreign Countries (FFCs) including the platforms/systems from HAL. Defence Attaches have been mandated for handholding of Indian defence companies, including HAL, in execution of their defence contracts. Defence Attaches are also provided with financial support to promote indigenous defence platforms.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri M Shanmugam in Rajya Sabha today.