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SOURCE: PIB

Adding another high-performance product to its diverse product profile, Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) signed a contract with the Indian Army for a supply of 12 nos. high performance specialized patrol crafts. The contract was signed on 31st December 2020 between the Indian Army and GSL, represented by its CMD, Cmde B B Nagpal at New Delhi. The contract was bagged by GSL on a competitive basis among public and private Shipbuilders from India.

Though GSL had earlier built over 170 GRP boats for the Ministry of Home Affairs and other customers, these crafts for the Indian Army are to be built on a completely new design and fitted with specialized equipment to meet the requirement of the Indian Army. 

The Indian Army had floated a tender couple of months earlier for these 12 nos. specialized crafts which are to be supplied to the Indian Army in 2021 itself. These crafts will be constructed at GSL, Goa, and will be only a few crafts in the world for such specialized operations.