SOURCE: IDRW.ORG TEAM
A Malaysian delegation led by Deputy Secretary-General (Policy), Mr. Mohd Yani Bin Daud, paid a visit to Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). During the visit, the delegation was given a tour of the yard facilities, followed by a presentation.
The discussions primarily focused on the exploration of possibilities for collaborative efforts in co-design, co-production, and co-development within the defense sector. Both India and Malaysia currently operate Scorpène-class submarines, which are French-designed and developed.
Malaysia’s engagement with the Scorpène-class submarines began in 2002 when they placed an order for two such vessels, valued at €1.04 billion (approximately RM4.78 billion). These submarines, named Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tun Abdul Razak, were commissioned by the Royal Malaysian Navy in 2009.
This visit signifies the interest of both nations in enhancing their defense capabilities through cooperation and collaboration in various areas of defense technology and development. The discussions held at MDL may lead to potential partnerships in the future, contributing to the defense capabilities of both India and Malaysia.
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