India to build ships for the world soon: Rajnath Singh after INS Visakhapatnam goes into service | Latest India News
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that there was “no doubt” that India would build ships “not only for our own needs but also for the needs of the whole world” as he commanded the ‘INS Visakhapatnam in the Indian Navy.
He added that the characteristics of the INS Visakhapatnam system will not only meet the needs of today, but also those of tomorrow. âIts commissioning reminds us of maritime might, shipbuilding skills and the glorious history of our ancient and medieval India,â Singh added.
Speaking at the rally after commissioning at the Mumbai shipyard, Singh said India envisions a rules-based Indo-Pacific region with freedom of navigation and universal rules, “in which the The interests of all participating countries are protected.
Singh noted that as India is an important nation in the âsecurityâ of the Indo-Pacific region, the role of the Indian Navy âbecomes more importantâ.
Citing reports that by 2023, spending on global security will reach $ 2.1 trillion, the defense minister said India now has the “full opportunity” to make full use of its ” capacities âand to make the nationâ an indigenous shipbuilding. hub.”
Singh praised the Indian Navy’s âconstant effortsâ to participate in several industry outreach programs and increase indigenous items in the âfloatâ, âmoveâ and âfightâ categories. “It is important for us to maintain the momentum of the successes we have achieved so far,” added the Minister of Defense in his speech.
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With the help of Make in India initiatives, he pointed out, the Indian Navy provided 76% of Air Operations Net (AON) and 66% of cost-based contracts to the country’s suppliers in 2014. In Besides, the indigenization of about 90% percent of naval ammunition also occurred.
INS Visakhapatnam, one of four stealth guided missile destroyers in Project 15B, was manufactured locally by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders and the government said it would significantly scale up its Make in India project.