Reliance Defence launches first two naval patrol vessels Shachi and Shruti

Reliance Infrastructure subsidiary Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) announced the launch of its first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) at their shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat.

The two NOPVs, ‘Shachi’ and ‘Shruti’ are among five ships being constructed by RDEL under the P-21 project of the Indian Navy.  It is the first private shipyard in India to obtain defence production licence and sign a contract for defence ships in 2011. According to RDEL, the vessels are fitted with 20,000 KW diesel engine-driven propulsion systems and can deliver speeds up to 25 knots.
Important Takeaways from Above News-

  • Anil Ambani is the Non-Executive Chairman of RDEL.

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