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Defence Shipyards Unhappy Over Global Tenders for Small Boats
Upset with the Defence Ministry's decision to hold global tenders for small boats such as Fast Interception Craft and patrol boats, public sector shipyards have registered their protest with the Government. We are talking about building our indigenous defence industry but we are awarding contracts for even small boats after global tenders. We have told the Ministry that it should either nominate the public sector shipyards for these requirements or allow only Indian companies including private players to meet these requirements.
Indian Navy Orders 80 Interceptor Boats for Sagar Prahari Bal
The Indian Navy has placed a Rs.300-crore order with a Sri Lankan shipyard for 80 fast interceptor boats to equip its Sagar Prahari Bal, a specialised force, for securing India's coastal assets. According to Indian Navy officers, the contract for the boats was signed in the last week of September with Solas Marine, the Sri Lankan shipyard.
Indian Navy to Acquire 80 Interceptor Boats from Sri Lanka
The continual focus on coastal security has led to yet another potential acquisition by the Indian Navy, namely, fast interceptor boats from a Sri Lankan firm. The Indian Navy has decided to acquire 80 fast interceptor boats from Solas Marine Lanka, part of the Dubai-based Solas Marine Services Group. The deal will be to the tune of $ 67 million. According to the Indian Navy,
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