Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of C-295 transport aircraft manufacturing facility – the country’s first in the private sector – in Vadodara, Gujarat on October 30, 2022. The facility will manufacture C-295 aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) through collaboration between Tata Advanced Systems Limited and Airbus Defence and Space S.A., Spain. This is the first project of its kind in which a private company will manufacture a military aircraft in India. The total cost of the project is Rs 21,935 crore. The aircraft can be used for civilian purposes as well.
TATA Consortium & Airbus Defence will make 40 aircrafts in India. Multi-role C-295 aircraft can operate under all weather conditions during day as well as night .It is equipped for quick reaction & para dropping of troops/cargo. Aircraft can bolster logistical capability of Indian Air force