Jaivel looks to strengthen India ties

September 22, 2014 7:10 am


A Mansfield-based aerospace manufacturing technology company was among a 40-strong trade delegation visiting India recently as part of efforts to strengthen trade links.

Vipul Vachhani, Founder and Chief Executive of Jaivel Europe, has joined Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and energy secretary Ed Davey on the trip. College Principal and Invest Ashfield & Mansfield AMbassador, Dame Asha Khemka, was also among the impressive line-up.  This was the first high-level trade mission to India since Narendra Modi was elected as prime minister in May.

Jaivel employs 82 staff and has worked on the likes of the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The company recently also announced plans to invest £3m in its UK and India operations, which will create 40 jobs.

Vachhani said: “We were keen to join the visit to get a better understanding of the Indian Government’s position on aerospace and defence manufacturing and to get a clearer view on the expected reforms, which we expect to simplify for high technology firms like Jaivel to engage in Indian aerospace and defence programs.”

Dame Asha Khemka, Principal and Chief Executive of Vision West Nottinghamshire College Group, also part of the trade mission, commented: “I feel proud and honoured to join this important trade mission, having been part of the Prime Ministerial delegation in India in 2013, which did much to strengthen ties between our two countries and promote British business overseas.

“The world-class vocational education and training delivered by UK colleges means we are ideally-placed to work with the Indian government to achieve its dynamic aspirations of creating 500 million skilled workers by 2022.

“This visit will enable us to develop close links with the newly-created Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi and create mutually-beneficial partnerships with government ministers, education and skills organisations, and industry leaders while showcasing the experience and expertise that our education and skills system has to offer.”

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