Expressing support to 'Make in India' initiative, aircraft manufacturer Airbus today said it is ready to manufacture in India, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited its facility in Toulouse.
PM Modi took the tour of the facility where planes are manufactured. He was given a briefing by officials on the functioning according to NDTV on Saturday.
Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders, who received the Prime Minister, said: "We are honored to host PM Modi in Toulouse and convey to him our desire to forge a stronger industrial bond with India. India already takes a center-stage role in our international activities and we want to even increase its contribution to our products."
"We support PM Modi's 'Make in India' call and (we) are ready to manufacture in India, for India and the world," he added.
In India, Airbus Group already operates two engineering centers - one focused on civil aviation and the other one on defense - besides, a research and technology (R&T) center which together employ over 400 highly qualified people.
The group's senior representative conveyed their decision to expand these centers so that they can take on comprehensive design responsibilities for future Airbus group programs.