Rolta India Announces Joint Venture for Making Sophisticated Optronics Products

MUMBAI -- Rolta India Limited, a provider of innovative IT solutions for many vertical segments, including federal and state governments, defense and homeland security, announces the signing of definitive agreements for establishing a joint venture with Meprolight, an international electro-optics company.

To be owned 51% by Rolta and 49% by Meprolight, the JV will take advantage of technology transfer from Meprolight for manufacturing and developing state-of-the-art optronics devices based on image intensifier and thermal imaging technologies in India, for addressing the growing demand for night fighting capabilities by the Indian defence and security forces.

This JV will become operational on receipt of requisite approvals from respective governments and leverage a broad spectrum of cutting-edge technologies, in the area of optronics from Meprolight, and Rolta's leadership position in the India, to address large requirements of defence, paramilitary forces and state police.

Ms. Orly Katsav, Chairwoman, Meprolight Ltd, stated, "Our JV with Rolta will increase Meprolight's footprint internationally through this strategic partnership. The creation of this joint venture is a significant milestone for us and this win-win partnership will leverage the resources and expertise of both companies to serve the Indian optronics and electro-optical devices market."

Mr. K.K. Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, Rolta India Ltd., commented, "We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Meprolight to form this joint venture. This is an important event for our defence business and the next step in our efforts to address the complete sensor-to-shooter chain, through indigenous, made in India, solutions. Guided by a set of common values, this JV will share best practices through transfer of technology and bring in state-of-the-art optronics manufacturing capabilities into our country."

For additional information, visit http://www.rolta.com
 

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