"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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Portrait of Sridhar Patra,Chairman of KABIL (Khanij Bidesh India Limited)

Sridhar Patra

Chairman, KABIL

It is with immense pride and excitement that I introduce KABIL (Khanij Bidesh India Limited), a dynamic venture under the aegis of the Ministry of Mines, Government of India with three promoter companies i.e. NALCO (National Aluminium Company Limited), HCL (Hindustan Copper Limited) and MECL (Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited).

KABIL's inception was driven by a singular mandate – to explore, acquire, and develop critical mineral assets across the globe, fostering sustainable sourcing for India's domestic market. Over the past few years, our joint venture company has made significant strides, establishing its interest in mineral-rich countries such as Australia, Argentina, and Chile for exploring more possibilities towards future business engagements through G2G and G2B partnerships. Our strategic focus centres on empowering India's downstream businesses, ensuring raw material security, and bridging the gap between the upstream, mid-stream, and downstream sectors. From Ore/Concentrate Processing to Battery Materials and Components manufacturing, KABIL is positioned to play a pivotal role in the growth of Battery/Cell manufacturing sectors.

Our core strength lies in our diversified expertise across the entire mineral value chain. With proficiency in exploration, mining, beneficiation, smelting/refining, and downstream industries, we stand as a testament to the collective strength of our three promoter companies and the unwavering support of the Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India.

As we set our sights on the future, KABIL is gearing up to launch its inaugural project in Argentina in the next few months. Additionally, we are on the verge of making strategic investment decisions in potential Lithium and Cobalt projects in Australia, with ongoing due diligence in collaboration with the Critical Mineral Office (CMO) of the Government of Australia.

The journey doesn't end here. We are actively exploring new business possibilities in Chile and other resource-rich nations, reaffirming our commitment to sustainable mineral sourcing for our country. Our success story is shaped by the dedication of our experienced senior management and the dynamic workforce that forms the backbone of KABIL. Together, we are resolute in our mission to ensure a secure and sustainable supply of critical minerals for India. As we embark on this exciting phase of growth, I extend my gratitude to all our stakeholders, partners, and the visionary minds who believe in KABIL's potential. Your support propels us forward, and we are excited to unfold new chapters of success together.

Here's to a year of achievements and the promise of an even brighter future.