Kinship Agency, one of the leading Custom Clearing Agents in Kanpur that handles customs clearing of import and exports amongst all the ICD’s at Kanpur, on June 22 exported the Dornier -228 Light Utility Aircraft to Seychelles. The formal handover ceremony of the aircraft to the President of Seychelles Danny Faure was done by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at Palam Air Base in New Delhi, on June 26. The fabrication of the aircraft was done by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and the export formalities were managed by Kinship Agency, Kanpur.
Commenting on the successful operation Ravi Dayal, Managing Director, Kinship Agency said, “Kinship Agency under Late Shri S.S. Dayal was entrusted to carry out the similar operation in 2013 which was carried out successfully. Now with the same virtue the Government of India, yet again has trusted on our company to carry out export with equal expertise.” He also added that entire Kanpur Commissionerate and Customs department extended full cooperation to be the part of this assignment.
It may be recalled that HAL was licensed by France to manufacture some 125 Dornier -228 Light Utility Aircraft with French technology. All the aircraft are ready to export now and all export formalities are being done by Kinship Agency, as per its agreement with the Government of India.
This aircraft is well-equipped for transportation (both defence and civil), rescue operation, special mission, border patrolling, etc. With trilateral agreement between India – France – Seychelles already in place, this aircraft may allow India to control and safe guard its sea route for overseas trade. It may also safeguard India’s strategic interest in the key Indian Ocean country amid China’s growing interest in the region.