Manohar Parrikar Inaugurates Second Submarine Assembly Workshop In Mazgaon

Second submarine assembly workshop of the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) has been inaugurated by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Presently, MDL is building six Scorpene class of submarines for the Indian Navy, with around 35% of indigenisation. INS Kalvari, the first submarine of this class, is expected to join the Indian Navy by the end of 2016.

It is a pre-engineered building structure to handle construction of multiple submarines simultaneously. It was built at an expense of 153 crore rupees. It will make it possible to assemble five submarines in the workshop at the same time. This facility will enable MDL to go in for a second line of submarines concurrently. It can be used to construct additional Scorpenes or the new line of submarines under Project-75I. But the Request for Proposal (RFP) for P-75I is held up for want of clarity on Strategic Partnerships under the new Defence Procurement Procedure.
So let’s do:
1. Expand the term MDL ?
2. Manohar Parrikar inaugurates second submarine assembly workshop in _____. 

Source – The Hindu


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