Celebration of 70th Anniversary of India-Russia Diplomatic Relation
Celebration of 70th Anniversary of India-Russia Diplomatic Relation

Handing over of 50th AL-31FP Raw Material Phase Engine to IAF and Release of Coffee Table Book on 70 Years of India-Russia friendship


To commemorate 70th anniversary of Diplomatic Relationship between India and Russia, an event was organized by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at Le Meridian Hotel, New Delhi, India on 23rd October, 2017.
 
Inauguration of the Event
 
As a part of the event, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) handed over the 50th Raw Material Phase AL-31FP engine to Air Marshal S. B. Deo, PVSM AVSM VM VSM ADC, Vice Chief of Air Staff, Indian Air Force in the gracious presence of Secretary, Defence Production, Ministry Officials and Russian Dignitaries. 
Handing over of  50th Raw Material Phase AL-31FP engine
 
The AL-31FP engine powers Su-30MKI and is manufactured from raw material stage. All the components, including heavy forgings are manufactured at by Sukhoi Engine Division of HAL in Koraput, Orissa state. 

A coffee table book to commemorate 70 years of co-operation between HAL and Russian companies was also released by Shri A. K. Gupta, Secretary (DP), MoD, as part of the event.
 
Release of Coffee Table Book
 
On the occasion, Cultural events were also organized, exhibiting both   Indian and Russian cultures by the artists from both the countries.

The function was presided over by Shri A. K. Gupta, Secretary (DP), MoD.  The other dignitaries on the dais were Mr. S. K. Kornev, Deputy Director General, JSC Rosoboronexport and Mr. Alexander Grachev, Deputy Director General, United Engine Corporation.
 
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The function was attended by large delegation from Russian side, Indian side including Senior Officials from IAF, MoD, CEMILAC, DGAQA, HAL, Media, etc.

The event had wide publicity through media (refer News Clippings of Asian Age, The Tribune, Business Standard, India Strategic, Deccan Herald and PTI, New Delhi of the dates 23rd &  24th October, 2017)