Swedish firm Saab eyes airport safety systems biz in India

Swedish defence and civil security firm Saab is looking at airport safety systems as a business opportunity in India. Anna Johansson, Sweden’s Minister for Infrastructure said, “Saab is keen to develop sophisticated system for airport safety, which I know they are interested in coming into India with.” The government has invited applications from local and international firms to operate, manage and develop airports in Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. Saab serves the global market with products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security.

However, the Swedish minister said that Saab would not be interested in developing an entire airport. The Scandinavian nation is hopeful that the Indian government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will provide ease of doing business to the companies. “Our companies Volvo, Bombardier, Ericsson, Scania etc. already have a presence in India and more Swedish companies including the small and medium firms are eyeing opportunities in various sectors in India,” Johansson said.

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