Defense IndustryIndia to build naval vessels with the support of Turkey

2021-02-23 9:02

Turkey will provide technology to India for shipbuilding

Indian state-owned company Hindustan Shipyard, is preparing to build naval vessels through technology transfer from Turkey. Located in the city of Visakhapatnam in the Asian country, the shipyard will supply of 5 ships to the Indian Navy. According to a report based on the source of the Hindustan Times newspaper, technology transfer will be received from Turkey in the construction of these ships. The cost of the project is estimated to be between 1.5 and 2 billion dollars. Technology transfer will be provided from the Anatolian Shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul.

Delivery time of the ships

The shipyard in India aims to deliver its first fleet supply within 4 years. Other ships are calculated to be delivered in 10 to 12 months. The ships, which will be 230 meters long, will carry fuel and other supplies for the warships. “The agreement with the Turkish consortium will begin after the Hindustan Shipyard receives an order from the Indian Navy,” said an official on the subject. If everything goes well, this may happen until October 2021. Several Indian suppliers will be involved in the project.” was said. Another source said in a statement on the topic “Turkey’s shipyards have long been filled. There is nothing to lose with technology transfer and all ships being made in India. Turkish engineers will come to India to help the project. ”

Turkey has a highly developed defense industry

According to Sameer Patil, who works in the field of international security, “President Erdogan led Turkey to focus on establishing trade relations with all countries. This pragmatism is also seen in cooperation efforts with India. India wants to develop its sea talents through Turkey, which has a highly developed defense industry.”

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