Steel Cut On India's First Warship Design House

Indian Defence Minister AK Antony will formally put down the foundation stone to NIRDESH, India's first warship research and design institute about a half-hour from now in Kerala. According to an MoD press release a couple of days ago, the new design house will "concentrate on enhancing self reliance in production capabilities relating to all kinds of warships, submarines and other related platforms required by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard to safeguard our long coast line and protect maritime interests of India". This is of course a long delayed proposition -- India already has a robust indigenous warship building capability between naval designers, shipbuilders and DRDO. This will simply consolidate that.

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