GSL to supply 12 high performance specialized patrol boats in year 2021
VASCO: Adding another high performance product to its diverse product profile, Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), Vasco signed a contract with Indian Army for supply of 12 high performance specialized patrol crafts.
The contract was signed on 31st December 2020 between Indian Army and GSL, represented by its Chairman and Managing Director Cmde B B Nagpal at New Delhi.
The contract was bagged by GSL on competitive basis among public and private Ship builders from India.
Though GSL had earlier built over 170 GRP boats for Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA0, New Delhi and other customers, these crafts for Indian Army are to be built on completely new design and fitted with specialized equipment to meet the requirement of Indian Army.
The Indian Army had floated a tender couple of months earlier for these 12 specialized crafts which are to be supplied to Indian Army in 2021 itself. These craft will be constructed at GSL, Goa and will be only few crafts in the world for such specialized operations.