Private players are opting Gujarat to set up defence manufacturing units under Make in India project.
NDA government has sanctioned 22 licences to Gujarat since May 2014.
Pipavav being the only major exception for many years to Gujarat
In 2001 and 2014, Gujarat got 5 industrial licenses for private companies to set up defence and explosive manufacturing units.
AMW motors plans a production unit for armored fighting vehicles and light bullet proof vehicles whereas Swallow Systems wants to set up a UAV manufacturing unit.
Asteria Aerospace plans to make helicopters in Gujarat, and Reliance Defence Systems has took 11 licenses for manufacturing military systems from submarines to electronic warfare equipment.
source: Economic Times