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Saturday, November 26, 2011
By : Defence News Admin
A contract has been concluded with M/s GRSE, Kolkata, in September, 2011 for construction of eight Landing Craft, Utility.
  • A contract has been concluded with M/s GRSE, Kolkata, in September, 2011 for construction of eight Landing Craft, Utility. These ships are likely to be inducted in the Indian Navy during 2013-15.

    Defence Acquisition Council has accorded Acceptance of Necessity for induction of four large amphibious ships. Induction of these ships would help to enhance the amphibious lift capability of the Indian Armed Forces. The capability would also be useful for assistance to civil administration, disaster relief and other contingencies.

    This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in written reply to Shri MV Mysura Reddy in Rajya Sabha today.

    There is no proposal before the government to buy Mirage 2000-5 aircraft.

    Indian Air Force is processing a case for procurement of six air to air refuellers from the global market. The Defence Procurement Procedure envisages a timeline of about two and a half years from the date of issue-of RFP to conclusion of contract in such multi-vendor cases.

    The delivery schedule is expected to be between 36 to 51 months from the date of signing the contract.
     


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