Boeing Defence India appointed Nikhil Joshi as MD

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Joshi was in charge of expanding Eaton Aerospace’s business presence in India while he was the national manager there before joining Boeing.

The appointment of Nikhil Joshi as managing director of Boeing Defence India (BDI) was announced by US aerospace manufacturer Boeing on Thursday. The company stated that the move is intended to fortify its operations and accelerate its expansion strategy in the nation. Joshi, who is based in New Delhi, will oversee both ongoing and upcoming BDI programs to improve the modernization and mission readiness of India’s armed forces, according to the corporation.

Joshi possesses over 25 years of experience in the aerospace and defense business, which includes more than 20 years of active duty in the Indian Navy’s aviation section.

Joshi was in charge of expanding Eaton Aerospace’s business presence in India while he was the national manager there before joining Boeing.

He has flown more than 4,000 hours in a variety of maritime reconnaissance aircraft and has held command of air squadrons in addition to frontline ships.

“We are delighted to welcome Nikhil to our team. His wealth of experience and strong leadership will drive our growth strategy in India and strengthen our commitment to continue serving our defence customers in the country,” Scott Carpendale, vice president, Asia Pacific, Boeing Global Services ‘ Government Services (BGS-GS), said.

Joshi will work closely with Boeing Defense, Space, and Security (BDS) and Boeing Global Services (BGS), reporting to Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India and South Asia, the firm said in a statement.

“Efficient solutions, timely support, and flawless execution are critical elements of BDI’s commitment to our customers and the Indian aerospace and defence industry,” Gupte said.

Over the course of more than eight decades, Boeing has demonstrated its commitment to India.

India already has eleven C-17s, twenty-two AH-64 Apaches (six more are ordered), fifteen CH-47 Chinooks, twelve P-8Is, three VVIP (737) aircraft, and two Head of State (777) aircraft, all of which are Boeing platforms.

According to the corporation, India is a key component of Boeing’s commercial strategies and one of its biggest defense markets.

As a local company, BDI provides full-cycle solutions to Indian government and defense clients.

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