New Delhi, Feb 15: An agreement was signed between Coastal Karnataka based Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) and Indian Air Force to supply sustainable aviation fuel (Bio-ATF) to this wing of nation’s armed services. This event was held during the ongoing Aero Expo 2023, an MOU was signed between the top brass of Indian Air Force and MD MRPL M. Venkatesh. With this MRPL has become the first Indian Hydrocarbon Refinery to sign an MOU to provide Bio-ATF to Indian Air Force.
During a function attended by Honorable Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Indian Air Force, Chief of Indian Army, and other senior Indian Air Force officials, a memorandum of understanding in this regard was exchanged by M. Venkatesh, MD, MRPL, and Air Vice Marshal S. K. Jain. Sunil Kumar, Joint Secretary-Exploration and Bio-ATF Refinery, MoPNG, was also present.
MRPL sources commented that “It is a proud moment for MRPL to become the first Indian Refinery to serve the sustainable energy needs of our armed forces, while assisting the visionary aspirations and commitments of the nation to move towards a sustainable future.”