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Shipyard Modernisation Lapses Not Causing Warships Delays: Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony Wednesday said that there was no connection between the delays in modernisation of the defence shipyards and construction of warships. Antony told the Rajya Sabha (House of States in Indian Parliament) during question hour that "there have been initial delays in modernisation programme of Mazagon Docks Limited (based in Mumbai)." However, the delay in modernisation programme has not contributed directly to the delay in ongoing warship construction projects, he said.
Indian Navy to Open New Naval Bases and Increase Manpower by 15 percent
The Indian Navy is going full steam ahead to diversify its operations and heighten its combative ability by developing operational and technical infrastructure and increasing manpower. In a conference held in New Delhi, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma said that a definitive roadmap for the future is being formulated which will enhance Indian Navy’s preparedness while its force level, including officers and sailors, will increase by 15 percent in the next five years.
Government sets Deadline for Mazagon Docks For Scorpene Submarine Delivery
The bleak status of the Indian Navy's submarine fleet which is facing obsolescence has led the Indian government to implement some tough deadlines on public-sector Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) for the delivery of new submarines. A tight schedule has been set for MDL by the government for the delivery of six diesel-electric Scorpene submarines wherein MDL must deliver one submarine every six months starting August 2015.
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