Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) said Bahrain has sought support to maintain the Hawk fleet of Bahrain Air Force.
Bahrain's Minister for Transport Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed who also looks after his country's defense matters has conveyed this to HAL Chairman R K Tyagi and other company Directors when he visited HAL Chalet at the on-going Farnborough International Air Show, London, HAL said in a release.
He also urged HAL to increase its participation level at the biennial Bahrain Air Show. He felt that Indian Defense companies have a lot to offer to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Bahrain could play a key role in all this.
Earlier this year, HAL had sent a small delegation to the Bahrain Air Show to explore the possible areas of cooperation. A team from Bahrain followed it up immediately with their visit to HAL during Defexpo in Delhi.