Defence Ministry signs contract to boost indigenisation of ship building

Giving a lift to indigenization in transport constructing, the protection service on Friday gave an agreement worth up Rs 800 crore with Larsen and Toubro for obtaining of Two Multi-Purpose Vessels (MPVs) for the Indian Navy. The arrangement it is under “Purchase Indian” Category and was endorsed here within the sight of Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff and Pankaj Agarwal, Additional Secretary and Director General Acquisition to sum Rs.887 Crore. Conveyance of vessels is planned to initiate from May 2025. Giving subtleties of the agreement, authorities said the MPVs will be the first of its sort stage, built to give a savvy answer for meet an assortment of prerequisites of the Navy.

These vessels, to be worked by Larsen and Toubro shipyard at Kattupally (Chennai), will perform multi-job support capacities, for example, sea observation and watch, sending off and recuperation of torpedoes and activity of different kinds of ethereal, surface and submerged focuses for gunnery shooting works out.

The boats are additionally fit for towing boats and delivering Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) support with restricted clinic transport ability. They will likewise go about as a preliminary stage for maritime weapons and sensors a work in progress and to give coordinated factors backing to our island domains.

This agreement will additionally support and empower dynamic investment of Indian Shipbuilding Industry in consonance with the “AatmanirbharBharat” drives. With larger part of the gear and framework obtained from native producers, these vessels will be a glad banner carrier of “Make in India, Make for the World” drives of Ministry of Defense, they said.

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