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6th February 2014

Kalyani Group To Intensify Its Focus on Defence Business

The Pune basede ngineering & technology focused Kalyani Group is intensifying its efforts in addressing the requirements of Indian defence sector. With over five decades of metallurgical know how, manufacturing prowess & innovation driven solution providing capability, Kalyani Group has aggressively scaled up its role during the last two decades in strategic sectors of defence, aerospace and nuclear businesses . It is now taking a giant leap forward in significantly contributing towards indigenization efforts of the Indian Defense sector.

In the past 3 years, the Kalyani Group has inv ested sizeable resources to develop a wide range of products and technological capabilities to manufacture various critical items of defence systems, equipment and components.

The objective is to help the country reduce its dependence on imports and save precious foreign exchange through large scale indigenization.

The Kalyani Group is proud to announce that it has reached an important milestone in this quest. At the Def - expo 14 we have showcased Bharat - 52 and Garuda - 105, two state-of-the-art artillery systems completely manufactured in India. The other systems / equipments on display include:

  • 1 30 - 155 Fully upgraded Gun system
  • State of the art Mine Protected Vehicle & Light Tactical Vehicle
  • BMP2 Firepower upgrade based on a unique solution
  • Highly advanced Missile interface Unit, Safety Arming & Sequencing Unit and Laser based soft kill directional Jammer
  • Perceptive Unmanned Navigable Enhanced Rover India (PUNERI)
  • Shells, Rockets and Bombs for the Defence Forces
  • Heavy duty axles and wheel rims for military vehicles
  • Other Products including Road Wheel Assembly for T - 72/90 & BMP2, Crankshafts, Landing Gear, Titanium Gas Bottles for space vehicles, Titanium rings and other forged components used by Aerospace and Defence industries Participating in the Defexpo 2014, Baba N Kalyani, Chairman of Kalyani Group stated “Kalyani Group is determined to scale up its contribution to the armed forces and play a vital role in India’s defence sector by providing a range of technology - intensive state of the art weapon systems. We are encouraged by Government of India’s clear intent to ramp up domestic defence capabilities and as a Group, our focus would be to become a major player in the land systems segment.”

Kalyani group has recently forged a joint venture with Elbit Systems of Israel for advanced technology manufacturing of modern gun systems & Mine protected vehicles in India. With our partner we are competing in number of important artillery programs and are hopeful of bringing the best to the armed forces. JV will undertake major manufacturing within the country.

Group has also signed an agreement with SAAB of Sweden to provide Air Defence Solutions.

The partnership with these two major defense companies will strengthen the Kalyani group capabilities within the defence space.