Saudi and India companies in strategic defence partnership

Saudi Arabia’s Power for Defense Technologies Company (PDTC), has signed an agreement with Navratana Defense PSU, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) India, to bring India and Saudi Arabia closer through the promotion of defence and aerospace technologies.

Sheikh Mohammed Mustfa-Zaini Al-Shaibi, founder of PDTC sitting at his desk

Sheikh Mohammed Mustfa-Zaini Al-Shaibi (image PDTC)

PDTC was founded by Sheikh Mohammed Mustfa-Zaini Al-Shaibi, with a vision to foster deeper and better business, technological and cultural relationship between Saudi and India through the promotion, transfer and deployment of cutting-edge autonomous technological solutions in the Defence, Aerospace and Security sector.

The agreement will collectively bring cutting-edge technologies and technological solutions to

“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.”

The agreement is seen as an important milestone in the growing  India-Saudi Arabia growing corporation in the field of research & development and technology exchange.

Gopi Krishna Reddy, a cross-border expert and strategic advisor to PDTC said, “We are excited to bring cutting edge technology to the KSA”