A government delegation from Uttar Pradesh, led by state Finance Minister Suresh Khanna, recently visited American aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky’s main plant at Connecticut.
The delegation invited Sikorsky to hold a conference for manufacturers in India, who can source components to the firm. Other members of the delegation included Uttar Pradesh MLA Siddarth Nath Singh, Arvind Kumar, the Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner of UP, Awanish Awasthi, the advisor to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Secretary to CM Yogi Adityanath, Amit Singh.
During the meeting with top officials of Sikorsky, the aircraft manufacturer gave a presentation on what Sikorsky is doing in fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and missiles. The UP delegation also got to see what Sikorsky is doing with the development of Blackhawk helicopters.
During the meeting, Arvind Kumar gave a presentation on the Uttar Pradesh defense corridor. The delegation offered Sikorsky the opportunity to source equipment from the Uttar Pradesh defense corridor. Sikorsky also has a joint venture with Tata in Hyderabad, from where they source cabins.
In a tweet Awasthi said, “Visit to SIKORSKY’S Main Plant at Connecticut and a very fruitful discussion with CEO Sikorsky, Vice- President and CEO of India Operations on the sourcing of Components and Systems from the UP Defense Corridor. Mr Suresh Khanna Finance Minister UP led the Indian Delegation.”