Amitabh Bhatt is the new CEO of the HAL Bangalore complex

BENGALURU: The PSU of Defense (HAL) said Monday that Amitabh Bhatt assumed the position of executive director of its Bangalore Complex. Bhatt previously directed the light utility helicopter (LUH) project as executive director.

Bhatt served in SKF India Limited for 15 years before joining HAL. With 32 years of experience in HAL, he led the marketing, planning and projects, ”said HAL. As LUH's project manager, he played a key role in creating a new integrated helicopter factory, a greenfield project of Rs 3,000 million.

He is director on board of the HAL Joint Venture, Indo Limited, trained to build Kamov KA-226T helicopters for defense services.

During their period in the HAL helicopter division, the helicopters were delivered to ONGC, Geological Survey of India and the Jharkhand government and exported to Nepal, Suriname, Mauritius and Ecuador.