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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Delivery of first Scorpene submarine delayed: Government to Rajya Sabha

Scorpene class SSKGovernment has revised the delivery schedule of the first Scorpene submarine, which was originally to be inducted in December 2012, mainly due to the difficulties in procuring material from foreign vendors by Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL), Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, in his written reply to a question, said the shipyard has undertaken augmentation of the manpower, infrastructure and industrial means in a phased manner to meet the production target and the the production capabilities have also been augmented.

"The original schedule of delivery of the first submarine was December 2012, which has since been revised. The difficulties faced by the M/s MDL during the course of procurement of materials from foreign vendors had mainly let to the delay," Parrikar told the House.

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