The Indian Navy on Thursday inked a deal with the Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority to set up a “centre of excellence” in the state’s defence corridor to help promote innovation and indigenisation for self-reliance in the defence sector.
The deal was signed during the launch of the Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh through a webinar. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries too were present at the event.
“With this MOU, the Indian Navy will find solutions of its problems with the help of Centre of Excellence being established in the Defence corridor of UP,” an official statement quoted Adityanath as saying.
Expressing his pleasure over the launch of NIIO, the chief minister said with this launch, the indigenisation will be promoted and there will be better coordination between the educational community and industry.