Commodore Siddharth Mishra (Retd.), the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) has said the company is embarking on expansion by setting up new facilities besides increasing capacity of the existing unit in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
“Our local unit is getting a number of orders from the Indian Navy apart from bagging orders from friendly nations for manufacture of torpedoes and underwater weapons. We have plans to expand the unit here,” he said at a programme organised at the Indo German Institute of Advanced Training (IGIAT).
According to him, the main unit of BDL at Kanchanbagh in Hyderabad manufactures surface-to-air missiles and the second unit at Bhanur in Medak district produces anti-tank guided missiles. These two are located in Telangana and third big facility is being set up at Ibrahimpatnam, also in Telangana.
“This facility will also manufacture surface-to-air missiles but of the latest upgraded version,” he said and added: “The Visakhapatnam unit manufactures underwater weapons and torpedoes. Varunasthra is being made in made in Visakhapatnam and we plan to complete it in two years time. Our fifth unit will come up at Amravati in Maharashtra for production of very short range missiles.”
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