Indian state-owned shipbuilder, Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has signed a contract with the Indian Military for building of 12 Specialised Patrol Craft. Although GSL had earlier constructed over 170 GRP boats for the Ministry of House Affairs and different prospects, these craft for the Indian Military are to be constructed on a totally new design and fitted with specialised tools to satisfy the requirement of the Indian Military. The contract was signed between the Military and GSL, represented by its Chairman and Managing Director, Cmde B B Nagpal, on Dec. 31 in New Delhi. In response to the shipbuilder, the contract was awarded to GSL on a aggressive foundation amongst Indian private and non-private shipbuilders.
The Indian Military had floated a young couple of months earlier for these 12 new specialised patrol craft that are to be provided to the Indian Military in 2021. These craft might be constructed at GSL, Goa, and might be one of many few craft on the earth which might be succesful for specialised operations. The brand new boats are to be deployed within the Pangong Tso (Pangong Lake) in japanese Ladakh close to the Chinese language border and might be used to observe and counter the actions of Chinese language Individuals’s Liberation Military (PLA) throughout the waters of the lake. The lake has emerged as a focus within the ongoing stand-off between the PLA and the Indian Army since Might.
Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) is an Indian Government owned ship building company located on the West Coast of India at Vasco da Gama, Goa. It was established in 1957, originally by the colonial government of the Portuguese in India as the “Estaleiros Navais de Goa”, to build barges to be used in Goa’s growing mining industry, which took off after the establishment of India’s blockade of Goa in 1955. In the wake of Portugal’s defeat and unconditional surrender to India following the 1961 Indian annexation of Goa, it was requisitioned to manufacture warships for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.