On Friday, the Union Ministry of Defence signed a pact with Tata Power SED worth Rs 1,200 crore in order to modernize the infrastructure at 37 airfields for the Indian Air Force (IAF), Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard (ICG).
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the proposal.
The deal holds two phases till now. Under Phase I, 30 airfields were upgraded and now under phase II, modernization of 37 airfield infrastructure is happening.
“The airfields modernized under Phase I have been of immense benefit to both military and civil users,” the Defence Ministry said.
The project of modernization includes installation and commissioning of modern airfield equipment like Cat-II Instrument Landing System (ILS) and Cat II Air Field Lighting System (AFLS) etc.
This project will improve the operational capability, facilitating air operations of military and civil aircraft even in poor visibility and adverse weather conditions.
It will also provide strength to the Indian industry in such difficult situations.
Moreover, this project will accelerate over 250 micro, small, and medium enterprises and they will get benefitted by directly being involved in the execution of various activities of this project.
This project will lead to the much-needed capital inflow into the market and will further increase the employment opportunities in fields of communications, avionics, information technology, civil and electrical equipment, and construction.