HSL to complete rebuild of INS Sindhuvir
Indian Defence News: The premier ship building yard has expertise in undertaking submarine repairs
Hindustan Shipyard Limited(HSL), which kick-started the retrofitting of Russia-made INS Sindhuvir, one of the sophisticated EKM-class submarines of Indian Navy, will complete the Rs500 crore project in 27 months.
India’s premier shipbuilding yard set up by Scindia Steam Navigation Ltd in 1941 in recognition of the strategic importance of the city was credited with successfully completing the retrofitting of INS Sindhukirti immediately after Cyclone Hudhud caused devastation in and around Visakhapatnam in 2014. HSL has submarine repair facility developed at a cost of ₹50 crore.
It has expertise in submarine repairs with plans to construct next generation submarines in future. The Ministry of Defence has accorded clearance to have a tie-up with Hyundai Heavy Industries, the South Korean shipbuilding giant, for collaboration with HSL. A HSL official told that after the arrival of INS Sindhuvir, a Sindhughosh-class diesel electric submarine, repair work had commenced.
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