**Bhubaneswar: ** Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set up a dedicated Defence Industry Corridor and Aeronautical University in the State.
The Odisha CM in his letter written to the PM on Friday (May 18) has mentioned, “Kindly consider to set up a dedicated Defence Industry Corridor in the State. It is also requested that the proposed Aeronautical University to be set up in collaboration with HAL could kindly be considered for setting up in Odisha to further strengthen the skill and R&D ecosystem.”
“Government of Odisha is committed towards the national vision of achieving self-reliance in defence and aerospace design and production. The State Government will ensure unmatched facilitation support for quick and successful establishment of both the Defence Industry Corridor and the Aeronautical University in the State,” assures Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in his letter to the PM.
The CM’s letter also mentions, “Odisha provides a comprehensive ecosystem and state-of-the-art industrial infrastructure facilities for indigenous design, development and manufacturing in defence and aerospace sector.”
The letter to PM adds, “The State is also in advanced stages of promulgating a dedicated defence and aerospace manufacturing policy to promote cluster based development of the industry. In view of these unique advantages in the State, the overall cost of production of defence and aerospace products would be very competitive.”
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