Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor (UPDIC) comprising six nodes, namely Agra, Aligarh, Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Lucknow and Kanpur, was launched in August 2018 to attract and facilitate investments from industries to develop a defence manufacturing ecosystem. A private sector company, namely PTC Industries Limited, has set up a new plant, namely Aerolloy Technologies Limited, at Lucknow node of the UPDIC for manufacturing of exotic, critical/super critical materials and components to be used in aerospace sector. Raksha Mantri inaugurated the said facility on 13th November 2021.
National Aluminum Company Limited (NALCO), a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under Ministry of Mines, and Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI), a Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU) under Ministry of Defence, have established a Joint Venture (JV) company, namely Utkarsha Aluminum Dhatu Nigam Limited in August 2019 for manufacturing of Aluminum alloys at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Parimal Nathwani in Rajya Sabha today.