India’s Bharat Forge and Rolls-Royce inked a long-term agreement by which the forge will supply critical, high-integrity forged and machined components for a number of Rolls-Royce aero-engine models. According to B.N. Kalyani, Bharat Forge chairman and managing director, “It is our strategic intent to play a significant role in the global aerospace supply chain with forged and machined products and assemblies in the future. The pact follows a period of collaboration over the last 18 months to define and secure the necessary level of stringent quality and process approvals.”