"KHANIJ BIDESH INDIA LTD. (KABIL) - A joint venture company between National Aluminium Company Ltd.(NALCO), Hindustan Copper Ltd.(HCL) & Mineral Exploration And Consultancy Ltd. (MECL)"

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Global Footprints

World map highlighting Australia, Argentina, and Chile with KabilIndia footprints


MoU signed between KABIL & Critical Minerals Office (CMO), Govt. of Australia in March 2022, with an objective of joint Due Diligence for selection of Lithium and Cobalt projects of Australia for investment of KABIL and sourcing of these Battery Minerals to India. Due Diligence of projects is in progress.


MoU signed with state-owned enterprise CAMYEN for strategic investment in Argentina in December 2020. A delegation of Ministry of Mines visited Argentina in September 2021 to carry forward the discussion. A team of Geologists (from KABIL, GSI & MECL) visited Argentina in November 2022 for geological evaluation & assessment of the blocks offered by CAMYEN in the Catamarca province. 5 classical Salar type blocks are selected for investment by KABIL for exploration and development of Lithium project. Investment proposal is under the process of Approval of Ministry of Mines/ Government of India.


An Indian delegation led by NITI Aayog, including CEO, KABIL visited Chile, in October 2019 for exploraing possible areas of cooperation in Lithium mining assets. NDA for exchange of information and sharing of data was signed with ENAMI in May, 2023. A team of Geoscientists to visit Chile shortly.