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Friday, June 26, 2015

Goa Shipyard looks at building OPVs armed with missiles

BrahMos supersonic cruise missileIndia's leading defence shipyard, Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) has submitted a proposal to the Indian Navy to construct offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) armed with missiles.

"We have submitted a proposal to the Indian Navy that all the future OPVs should be developed with the missile on board.

That will give more combat muscle to the vessel. If fitted with missile, the pricing of the vessel goes up only by ten per cent," GSL's Chairman and Managing Director Rear Admiral (retd) Shekhar Mital told PTI Thursday on the sidelines of ongoing "Make in Goa" programme held jointly by GSL and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

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