Bharat Forge Arm, the defence and aerospace division of Bharat Forge Limited, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Rolls-Royce Marine to develop naval propulsion systems in India. The partnership will focus on developing high-end solutions for the Indian Navy's current and future requirements.

 

Under the agreement, Bharat Forge Arm and Rolls-Royce Marine will collaborate to design, develop, and manufacture naval propulsion systems for both domestic and international customers. The partnership will leverage Bharat Forge Arm's expertise in manufacturing and engineering with Rolls-Royce Marine's experience in delivering high-performance naval propulsion systems.

The development of naval propulsion systems is crucial for the Indian Navy's operations, which has been seeking to modernize its fleet in recent years. The partnership between Bharat Forge Arm and Rolls-Royce Marine will enable the Indian Navy to access the latest technology and high-quality products in this field.

 


Speaking about the partnership, Baba Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Forge, said, "We are excited to partner with Rolls-Royce Marine to design and manufacture naval propulsion systems in India. This collaboration will enable us to deliver world-class products to the Indian Navy and create a robust defence manufacturing ecosystem in the country."

The agreement also aligns with the Indian government's 'Make in India' initiative, which aims to promote domestic manufacturing and reduce the country's dependence on imports. The development of naval propulsion systems in India will not only enhance the country's defence capabilities but also create job opportunities and boost the economy.

Colin Wong, Rolls-Royce Marine's Vice President for Naval and Integrated Systems, said, "Rolls-Royce Marine is excited to partner with Bharat Forge Arm to provide the latest naval propulsion solutions to India. We believe that this partnership will bring significant benefits to both companies and enhance India's capabilities in this critical area."

In conclusion, the partnership between Bharat Forge Arm and Rolls-Royce Marine is a significant development in the field of naval propulsion systems in India. The collaboration will enable the Indian Navy to access the latest technology and high-quality products, while also promoting domestic manufacturing and boosting the economy.