Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, has invited Israeli Aerospace Industry (IAI) to set up ancillary units in the Hisar Aviation Hub being set up by the Haryana Government.

CM Khattar, who concluded his Israel tour on Thursday, also invited the consortium of cyber security companies under Israel aviation industry to set up base in Haryana which houses top 200 companies in the world.

The CM extended the invitation during his visit to the IAI where he was explained by Israeli officials the innovations made in the field of aerospace and defence Industry.

During the discussions, officials from IAI evinced keen interest in the aviation hub and agreed to visit Hisar next month, an official spokesperson said. The IAI has entered into $1billion contract with Union government under which it is obliged to invest or procure 30 per cent material from the local market. The officials assured to explore Haryana as a top priority.

When IAI explained its strength in combating cyber attacks and efficiency in cyber security, the CM asked the consortium of cyber security companies under Israel aviation industry to set up base in Haryana.

He also visited the manufacturing plant of Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV) and jets, took keen interest in the process of making planes and invited IAI to set up ancillary units in the proposed Hisar Aviation Hub.

Khattar invited different sections of aviation like FBO (fixed based Operations) MRO, and manufacturing units to come and be a part of the upcoming revolutionary project in Haryana.

He explained that Hisar being a brownfield airport, it enjoyed other advantages like proximity to Delhi International Airport as well as to the proposed industrial corridor, has less humid atmosphere which is vital and essential for UAV and other defence materials.

CM explained how Hisar aviation hub could be made into a manufacturing base for Israeli aviation industry from where the entire south-eastern market can be served as it enjoyed strategic geographical location.