Tuesday 21 May 2019, 04:34 PM
Goa Shipyard lauded for timely delivery of ships
By Defence Monitor | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 11/13/2018 8:03:42 PM
Goa Shipyard lauded for timely delivery of ships

Secretary Defence Production, visits facility at Goa

Laid keel for Coast Guard OPV

Goa: Dr. Ajay Kumar, Secretary Defence Production, laid the keel for the 4th Coast Guard OPV, under construction at GSL and inaugurated the Foreign Specialist Accommodation at Chicalim for MCMV Project & Advanced Missile Frigate Project. He visited GSL on 10th-11th Nov 2018. During the visit, Secretary (DP) He was briefed by R.Adm Shekhar Mital, (Retd), CMD GSL, on progress of ongoing 5 CGOPV Project being undertaken by GSL for Indian Coast Guard as well as the ambitious ongoing Shipyard Modernisation Program at GSL.

Secretary (DP) was conducted around the shipyard and was taken to the upcoming Infrastructure sites under various phases of modernization program. He was apprised of the various world-class infrastructures coming up in the yard in next 2-3 years, which will provide GSL indigenous capability to build weapon intensive high tech Ships for Defence and for Exports. 

 Secretary (DP) took keen interest in ongoing construction of ships, R&D, innovation & 3D design being done by shipyard and urged GSL to use increasingly more and more Artificial Intelligence based technologies.  Secretary (DP) said, “GSL’s unique capability of delivering ships, ahead of schedule, while working in the PSU ecosystem, is the most differentiating feature of GSL and an example for other PSUs to follow”. 

He also added “Among all DPSUs, GSL’s performance in exports is exemplary. All DPSUs should leverage the opportunity available in exports, if they want to grow further. DPSUs should further try to recognize and leverage huge knowledge treasure available in PSU ecosystem, through IPRs, for which MoD has launched Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti.” 

Secretary (DP) lauded RAdm Shekhar Mital,CMD,GSL who is due to retire this month on superannuation, said “Under the leadership of RAdm Mital, GSL has grown 3 times in revenues and 1000% in operational profits over last four years. Such growth is a rarity for any industry.  He has taken shipyard to new heights and GSL has set new benchmarks for the whole shipbuilding industry.”  

Shipyard’s workers led by Mr Kishor Shet felicitated Dr. Ajay Kumar on his maiden visit to GSL and assured him of maintaining the same culture of advance deliveries of ships, for new works awarded to GSL by MoD.Later in the evening, Secretary (DP) inaugurated Foreign Specialist accommodation built at Chicalim at a cost of Rs 7 Crs, which will be utilized for forthcoming MCMV and Advanced Missile Frigate Project. 

 

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Dr. Ajay Kumar,Secretary Defence,Foreign,Accommodation,MCMV

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