HAL Chairman, CM Discuss Aerospace Future

Published: 01st January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st January 2015 02:44 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) chairman R K Tyagi on Wednesday met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at his residence and discussed a slew of issues, including the setting up of an aerospace university in the city.

An HAL official told Express that Tyagi and Siddaramaiah mainly discussed how to develop and nurture talent in the aerospace industry.

“Bengaluru is becoming the hub of aerospace industry in the country. There is a lot of untapped potential that needs to be explored. The chairman and the chief minister discussed the involvement of HAL and the government with respect to exploring this talent. In this regard, there is a possibility of setting up an aerospace university in Bengaluru,” the official said.

He added that providing logistical support to companies engaged in aerospace figured in the talks.

The HAL chairman also handed over a cheque for `374 crore — HAL’s sales tax — to Siddaramaiah.


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