BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile which is being jointly developed by India and Russia, will be manufactured in the Lucknow node of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor soon.
According to reports, the manufacturing unit for the BrahMos missiles will be set up between Lucknow, Kanpur and Jhansi with an investment of Rs 300 crore. The BrahMos project will provide indirect employment to around 5,000 people and nearly 10,000 will get work through the production centres.
BrahMos Aerospace, a joint venture (JV) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and NPO Mashinostroeyenia (NPOM) of Russia, has proposed the setting up of a modern manufacturing facility near Lucknow to the Uttar Pradesh government.
A top-level delegation of BrahMos Aerospace led by the director-general of BrahMos Sudhir K Mishra had earlier met UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and discussed the proposal to set a major manufacturing facility for production and supply of various systems and sub-systems for next-generation missile systems.
Mishra also forwarded a letter to UP Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) CEO and Additional Chief Secretary (home) Awanish Awasthi seeking 200-acre land for the project under the Defence Corridor for making the BrahMos missile.
The Uttar Pradesh government has also given indications that the production unit for the next-generation state-of-the-art BrahMos missiles will most likely come up in the Defence Corridor in Lucknow.