The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited (JSHL) signed a contract for manufacturing High Nitrogen Steel for armour applications.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre and DRDO Chairman S. Christopher.
On this event Minister Bhamre said: DMRL (Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory) the lead DRDO laboratory for researching complex metals and materials required for modern sophisticated warfare weapons systems has given a very important and strategic material (high nitrogen steel) for armour applications
He further added that I congratulate the Jindal Stainless Steel for initiating to partner with the DRDO in their concerted efforts to optimise lab technique versus industry scale production.
Informing on the status of the industralisation of the manufacturing of the HNS steel, Jindal said: “Jindal Steel has already optimised manufacturing process at industry level. We are at ‘take-off’ stage for further development and commercialisation of technology to product-specific applications.”
JSHL Vice Chairman Abhyuday Jindal said: “We are extremely pleased with this development and we believe HNS will immensely benefit the Indian Defence sector, going forward and the hard-work and perseverance of 10 years of JSHL with Ministry of Defence has culminated in a fantastic result for the country in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Make in India.