SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) has embarked on a significant journey of indigenization. This crucial program is directed towards reducing dependency on foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and enhancing the self-reliance of the nation in the production and maintenance of the Kalvari class submarines.
The Kalvari class submarines, renowned for their advanced technology and strategic significance, form a vital part of India’s naval fleet. With their operational lifespan spanning approximately four decades in service with the Indian Navy, it becomes imperative to ensure a robust and sustainable ecosystem for their maintenance and upkeep.
MDL’s proactive approach towards indigenization revolves around the production of over 8000 components of the Kalvari class submarines within the country. This visionary initiative aims to harness the prowess of Indian engineering and manufacturing capabilities, enabling the nation to possess the knowledge, expertise, and resources required to sustain these submarines for years to come.
By reducing dependence on foreign OEMs, MDL is setting a precedent for self-reliance that aligns with the broader ‘Make in India’ initiative. This strategic move not only ensures the availability of critical components but also empowers the nation to exercise greater control over the design, production, and maintenance of these submarines.
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