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Kalyani Group, Italian firm to tie-up for small arms

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PANAJI (PTI): Kalyani Group and Fabbrica D'armi Pietro Beretta SpA of Italy are in advance level of talks to forge a strategic partnership for providing small arms to Indian security forces.

"We want to provide solutions in the small arms segment so that our security forces are equipped with the best in the world," Chairman of Kalyani Group, Baba Kalyani said.

The Group, which has been an active supplier of indigenous solutions to security forces, has decided to forge a strategic partnership with Beretta for the same, he said.

The Pune-based Group is participating in the ongoing 'Defence Expo' at South Goa.

"Beretta's advanced technology will be complemented with our world-class manufacturing capabilities, which include niche technologies like 3D printing. This will be a perfect example of 'Make in India' solutions," Kalyani said.

Fabbrica D'armi is part of Beretta Defence Technologies (BDT).

Franco Gussalli Beretta, President of Fabbrica D'armi Pietro said his firm is committed to transfer of technology to India and give a push to 'Make in India' initiative.

"We are committed to the Indian market through transfer of technology to enable India to be self-sufficient for their small arms requirements in line with PM's vision of Make in India. We have already executed similar projects in a number of countries," he said.

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