L & T highlights ‘Make in India’ across the globe
Over three decades ago, India’s premier defence research organisation was looking for a partner to develop a prototype for the first nuclear-powered submarine. The DRDO was also keen to work on the design and prototyping of missile launchers under Integrated Guided Missile Program.
At this juncture, the DRDO turned towards a domestic company for completion of the skilled and critical task. That company was Larsen & Toubro. This was much before the private companies saw business ‘opportunities’ in defence or there was any momentum for indigenous capabilities under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
The company subsequently set up nine state-of-the-art dedicated defence facilities to make ships and submarines to artillery guns to torpedo launchers to the new-age military community.
“As a company involved in nation-building for over eight decades now, we firmly stand with the policy of locally creating best-in-class products and projects under ‘Make in India’ initiative,” says Mr. SN Subrahmanyan, CEO & MD, Larsen & Toubro