India will export its first batch of missiles this year to the South East Asian and the Gulf countries after receiving “increasing interests” from them, a top defence official said here Wednesday.
Speaking at the IMDEX Asia 2019 exhibition, Commodore S K Iyer, Chief General Manager for HR at BrahMos Aerospace, said the first missile export contract awaits a government to government approval.
“A number of South East Asian countries are ready to buy our missiles,” he said.
“It will be our first export and we have received increasing interests in the missiles form the Gulf countries,” Iyer said at the the three-day international maritime conference and exhibition which began here on Tuesday.
Indian defence sector sees good opportunities for exports to the South East Asian and the Gulf countries where slower economic growths have put budgetary pressure on acquiring viable, cost-effective and reliable solutions.
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