Lord’s Mark Industries, a diversified business group, has forayed into defence manufacturing by launching Brahamastra Defense Techno Products Limited. The company will produce a variety of Reflex Sights (Holographic Sights), Thermal Imaging Sights, Telescopic Sights, Surveillance Systems (HHTIs and other day/night uncooled cameras), and Anti-Drone Systems.
The company aims to provide high-quality defence products to the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Police, Border Security Force(BSF) and other security services, both in India and around the world, a statement by the company said on Tuesday.
Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India, and former secretary to the Government of India have consented as the key member of the advisory board to provide strategic guidance to build defence technology for the new venture.
The Mumbai-based business group invested Rs 50 crores for research and development and to set up the 25,000 sq. ft. defence manufacturing facility in Mhape. The unit has the production capacity to generate annual revenue of approximately Rs. 200 crores initially.
Commenting on the new manufacturing unit, Sachidanand Upadhyay, Founder, Lord’s Mark Industries, said, “We are aligning our vision with the government’s vision of developing and exporting global defence technology and products. We are proud to have established our defence manufacturing unit. This is our modest contribution to making India atmanirbhar by understanding and implementing technological advancements in defence production. As one of the few company that assembles and installs an anti-drone system, we are confident that our surveillance product line is superior in all parameters.”
The Mumbai-based defence company has already partnered with Israel-based MC Tech and Japan-based Devtac. The products manufactured will be of the highest global standards and specifications and will be manufactured in India at reasonable production and development costs.
Incorporated in 1998, Lord’s Mark Industries Private Ltd. (Lord’s) started manufacturing computer continuous stationery and copier paper and slowly diversified to other segments viz; Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles, Diagnostics, and Hygiene