Aerospace and defence technology company Rolls-Royce has entered a strategic partnership with India-based digital services and consulting company Infosys.

As part of the partnership, engineering and research and development (R&D) services will be sourced for Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace business.

Rolls-Royce India & South Asia president Kishore Jayaraman said: “India has grown to become a key contributor to the Rolls-Royce global engineering ecosystem, delivering high levels of technical capability to support a broad range of complex business demands.

“Our vision is to continue this high capability engineering work in India in partnership with Infosys.

“Infosys has been a valued partner to Rolls-Royce for many years, and we now look forward to building on this strategic partnership to secure the full range of our engineering capabilities here while ensuring future growth potential for our engineering talent.

“We are committed to India and remain positive about the long-term prospects in this market.”

Rolls-Royce will transfer the majority of its Civil Aerospace engineering centre capabilities in the Indian city of Bengaluru to Infosys.

The company’s multidisciplinary engineering centre in Bengaluru offers integral engineering and R&D services, including a full range of sub-functions and specialisms in R&D for the company.

Infosys will also offer a highly advanced digital service using its engineering services, digital transformation capabilities, and Rolls-Royce product knowledge.

Infosys manufacturing executive vice-president and global head Jasmeet Singh said: “We are confident that this excellent talent will be a great addition to Infosys’ deep experience in turbomachinery.

“We look forward to continuing to deliver industry-leading solutions to our clients in the aerospace and defence sectors and beyond while providing a great career path to our new colleagues within a rapidly growing ecosystem.”

Last month, Rolls-Royce opened its new 62,000ft² customer support centre in Savannah, Georgia, US.