India keen on naval exports

Ambitious build projects for the region.

India Keen on Naval Exports to Nations in the IOR

Government of India, under its Make in India move for indigenous development of defence, has recently cleared proposals of supplying two Fast Patrol Vessels and 11 Fast Track Crafts to Mauritius, among others, at a total cost of around Rs 1200 crore.

By Sai Nikesh

In a move to expand its presence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), the Government of India is keen on supporting maritime infrastructure of its friendly countries in the region, by pushing naval exports.

The Indian government is all set to commission it’s first-ever export warship-Barracuda, to Mauritius on March 12, 2015, says a report from the Indian Defence & Research Wing (IDRW).

Besides this, the Indian government has already cleared exports of 13 other warships to Mauritius and these are expected to be supplied in the coming year.

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