Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
About the company
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)
HAL is an Indian Aerospace company which manufactures military aircraft. In 2007 it received international criticism, including from Burma Campaign UK, for its plans to sell helicopters to the Burmese military.
HAL is reportedly planning to try to sell a weaponised version of its new training aircraft, the HTT-40, to the Burmese military. Full production and export promotion for these aircraft is expected to begin from 2019/2020. Burma Campaign UK is seeking assurances from HAL that it will not go ahead with plans to promote and sell this aircraft to the Burmese military.
Shri R Madhavan
Chairman and Managing Director
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
15/1, Cubbon Road, P.B.No.5150
India Today – 17th June 2016 – HTT-40: 10 things to know about India’s own trainer aircraft
Defense Update – 7th June 2016 – HAL HTT-40 Trainer Aircraft, Indian Air Force
Indian helicopters for Myanmar: making a mockery of the EU arms embargo? 16th July 2007
Notified 30th November 2018
Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
Follow up letter sent 18th January 2022
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”