INDIA-SAUDI ARABIA COOPERATION IN DEFENCE AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES
Power For Defense Technologies Co (PDTC), a Saudi Arabian company signed an agreement with Navratna Defense PSU, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) India, to bring India and Saudi Arabia closer through the promotion of defense and aerospace technologies. Power for Defense Technologies was founded by Sheikh Mohammed Mustfa-Zaini Al-Shaibi, a member of a highly renowned and respected Al Shaibi family in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). PDTC has been founded with a vision to foster deeper and better business, technological and cultural relationships between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and India through the promotion, transfer, and deployment of cutting-edge autonomous technological solutions in the Defense, Aerospace, and Security sector. The agreement will facilitate BEL and PDTC to collectively bring cutting-edge technologies and technological solutions to the KSA’s Defence eco-system.
Sheikh Mohammed Mustfa-Zaini Al-Shaibi said, “BEL is at the forefront of technology innovation in India. The partnership with BEL will enable us to bring critical technologies for civilian and defense applications to KSA.” He further stated, “Saudi Arabia and India are rising powers and key players in their respective regions and are natural partners in addressing the various challenges confronting the region.”
Anil Pant, General Manager International Marketing, Bharat Electronics Limited, said, “As a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art electronic products and systems for the Defence forces we foresee many such technological partnerships in the near future between The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and India. BEL offers technology products in the areas of Coastal Radar System, Advanced Threat Detection suites with Radar, Drone protection System and much more. This agreement will further cement the existing bilateral ties between the two countries elevating the relationship to a strategic partnership.”