Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor

Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor comprising Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Coimbatore, Salem and Hosur was announced by the Government of India. This corridor will create new defence production facilities and promote clusters with necessary testing and certification facilities, export facilitation centres, technology transfer facilitation, etc. The corridor was inaugurated on 20.01.2019.

  • TIDCO has signed MoUs with IIT-Madras and DRDO as Knowledge Partners for the project.
  • TIDCO has signed MoUs with IIT-Madras and DRDO as Knowledge Partners for the project.
  • IIT-Madras will act as a Knowledge Partner for setting up common testing facilities, common infrastructure, common certification centres, and training facilities.
  • DRDO will act as Knowledge Partner for sharing of ideas, resources and expertise for the development of the Defence Corridor.
  • TIDCO has floated a tender for selection of a Strategic & Advisory Consultant for preparation of DPR for this corridor project.
  • An updated “Aerospace and Defence Industrial Policy” with more concessions and subsidies will be launched by May 2020.

Projects In The Defence Sector

  • Several DPSUs like OFB, BEL, BEML, Bharat Dynamics Ltd, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd., and many private industries had committed investments upto Rs.3123.50 crore during the inauguration of this Corridor. As on 31.12.2019, investments to the tune of Rs.300 crore have been made by the Public Sector undertakings. In addition, many private companies like L&T Defence, LMW & Roots Industries in Coimbatore, Data Pattern& EASAT Radars in Chennai, Salem Aerospace Engineers in Salem, Titan industries in Hosur have also made their investments to the tune of Rs.700 crore in the Defence Corridor. Boeing India has an Engineering Back up office in Chennai where more than 700 Engineers are working.
  • L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd, a JV between Larsen & Toubro and France’s MBDA, have obtained the provisional approval for their SEZ unit in Coimbatore from Government of India, for producing missile weapon systems.
  • Tamil Nadu Industrial Explosives Limited has signed an MoU with Bharat Electronics Limited for reviving its defunct factory for producing ammunition and to set up a Centre of Excellence for ammunition related technologies.
  • An Aerospace division is being established by BHEL in Ranipet with an investment of Rs.200 crore.
  • Land acquisition has commenced for the satellite launch station of ISRO at Kulasekarapattinam in Thoothukudi District. This launching station will be established at an estimated investment cost of Rs.1000 crore. This new infrastructure along with the existing Propulsion Complex of ISRO at Mahendragiri will further enhance the State’s prominent position in the space sector.
  • LMW and Boeing have jointly set up a Skill Development Centre in Coimbatore to provide man power support to the Aerospace & Defence Industries.
  • A feasibility study by TIDCO through IIT-Madras for developing Ulunderpet airstrip as an Aviation Technology Development complex including UAV Testing, Flight Academy, Aeromodeling, etc is in progress.
News & Updates
   1. Tender Documents Relating To The Design Construction Testing Commissioning and Operation Maintenance of Infrastructure Works at Krishnapatnam Node under Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC)   2. NICDIT KICDL invites applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer.For more details please click here   3. NICDIT KICDL invites applications for the position of Company Secretary.For more details please click here
en English