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Hindustan Shipyard, two other PSUs to bid jointly for building 6 submarines

The two other PSUs are Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd (Midhani)

Press Trust of India  |  Visakhapatnam 

Hindustan Shipyard, two other PSUs to bid jointly for building 6 submarines
The agreement aims to harness the complimentary expertise of the three companies and provide the country with a credible, domestic alternative for construction of the submarines

Limited (HSL) and two other public sector undertakings have come together to float a consortium for building submarines.

The two other PSUs are (BHEL) and (Midhani).

Indigenous construction of six conventional submarines is envisaged by Ministry of Defence, a press release from HSL said on Saturday.

Representatives of HSL, and signed anMoU on Friday in the presence of HSL chairman and managing director Rear Admiral LV SaratBabu, the release said.

The MoU is a step to keep in line with the'Make In India'initiative of the government in the defence sector, it said.

The agreement aims to harness the complimentary expertise of the three and provide the country with a credible, domestic alternative for construction of the submarines.

The consortium would jointly stake claim with the Ministry for being considered as a prospective bidder for the proposed project of the Navy in partnership with OEM (foreign technology provider) for building six submarines at the Ltd, the release added.

First Published: Sat, May 25 2019. 17:50 IST
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