Morocco continues its efforts to establish a defense industry within its territory, and it has recently started negotiations with Indian companies with aim of building a factory to manufacture military vehicles.
According to several media reports, the Moroccan Minister in charge of Investments, Mohsen Jazouli, discussed industrial agreements with Indian officials during his late visit to New Delhi, that would allow Morocco to manufacture military vehicles locally.
Morocco’s goal does not stop at manufacturing military vehicles for its army but also looks to export the vehicles to other countries, notably in Africa.
This Moroccan initiative came under Rabat’s plan to establish a solid military industry, as it signed preliminary agreements with some U.S. and Israeli companies in the last two years.
Worth mentioning that Morocco and India enjoy very good bilateral relations, and the latter agreed lately to sell 90 military trucks, type “LPTA 2445” manufactured by India’s TATA Advanced Systems Ltd, to Rabat.