Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels of Indian Navy and Coast Guard : Updates & Discussions

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This is a priority order ? Essential than naval choppers, mine sweepers ?

The advantage I feel is money recirculates until we buy foreign weapons
 

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L&T does it again: Launches fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel for Indian Coast Guard

L&T on Friday launched the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ahead of schedule. This is the fourth in the series of seven Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) being designed and constructed by L&T for a contract from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded in March 2015.

In April this year, a new benchmark was sent in the history of Indian defence shipbuilding when L&T delivered the ‘First of Class’ OPV named ICGS Vikram ahead of schedule. This was followed by another ahead of schedule delivery of second OPV, ICGS Vijaya in Aug-2018. Now, the OPV, which was also launched in Aug-2018, is presently being readied for sea trials.

According to the company, “L&T is the only shipyard in India that has consistently delivered the defence vessels ahead of schedule under ‘Make in India’ programme, which is possible because of the complete in-house design, modular construction approach, modern shipyard infrastructure, deployment of innovative digital solutions, highly experienced human resources and sound financial strength.”

Said Jayant D Patil, whole-time Director (Defence) and Member of L&T Board, “The launch of the fourth OPV ahead of schedule is yet another testimony to L&T’s commitment to national security. With unparalleled execution track record, robust financial strength and the widest range of defence solutions on offer, L&T is uniquely positioned to play a leading role in realizing ‘Make in India’ in defence.”

So far, the private sector company has delivered 45 defence vessels to the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. All these vessels were completely designed in-house at L&T’s Warship Design Centre using sophisticated design and digital analysis tools.

The Floating Dock FDN-2 for the Indian Navy, designed and built for the first time in India, was delivered in March 2018 and is fully operational. Further, 42 Interceptor Boats have been delivered out of the series of 54 Boats being built for the Coast Guard and the remaining 12 are also ready for delivery, with the program being ahead of schedule by about two years.

According to Vice Adm B Kannan (retd), MD & CEO, L&T Shipbuilding, “L&T is consistently delivering OPV class of vessels within a few months from launch as they are launched with a very high level of outfitting. Further with each follow-on vessel, the percentage of completion of pre-outfitting has increased, reducing the overall cycle time. L&T is fully geared to meet accelerated delivery of defence ships in line with the requirements of the fleet expansion plans of the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard.”

L&T also provides repairs and refit services to the Indian Navy and Coast Guard at Kattupalli shipyard and has till date completed repair/refit (Short Refit/Normal Refit/Medium Refit as well as Emergency Repairs) of 11 Indian Naval and Coast Guard ships, meeting user requirements.

The vessel was launched at the hands of Chitra Chafekar at L&T’s Kattupalli Shipyard, near Chennai in the presence of the Chief Guest, IG Vijay D Chafekar, Commander Coast Guard Region (West) of Indian Coast Guard.
 

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Saryu-class OPVs















Thanks to @Parthu
 

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At this rate, wonder what would happen to DRAL? Do you think the GoI will step in and hand over it over to HAL? DHAL anyone?
Read up on the Ruia's and how they emulated Dhirubhai. Anil got all the snivelling traits without the hard work, His business is in doldrums because of his stupidity but the amount of dirt he has on politicians and bureaucrats will still keep him afloat. I won't write him off yet.
 

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Read up on the Ruia's and how they emulated Dhirubhai. Anil got all the snivelling traits without the hard work, His business is in doldrums because of his stupidity but the amount of dirt he has on politicians and bureaucrats will still keep him afloat. I won't write him off yet.
Unless Mukesbhai comes in to bail him out once again , his story will be a closed chapter in some time.

As far as the Ruias are concerned, they're already a spent force. Modi played this one smartly. His primary backer appears to be Adani. While all industrial houses do contribute to the kitty of the BJP and other parties, their hold over this particular government is tenous save for the Adanis. That's the one summation which can be drawn looking at this government's performance & association with business houses for the past 5 years. Mukesbhai, of course, gets a wide berth.
 
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At this rate, wonder what would happen to DRAL? Do you think the GoI will step in and hand over it over to HAL? DHAL anyone?

He's gonna have to start selling off all his other businesses and keep defence. His engineering hopes entirely rest on DRAL and RNEL.
 

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Unless Mukesbhai comes in to bail him out once again , his story will be a closed chapter in some time.

As far as the Ruias are concerned, they're already a spent force. Modi played this one smartly. His primary backer appears to be Adani. While all industrial houses do contribute to the kitty of the BJP and other parties, their hold over this particular government is tenous save for the Adanis. That's the one summation which can be drawn looking at this government's performance & association with business houses for the past 5 years. Mukesbhai, of course, gets a wide berth.
Agarwals, - Sterlite. Big role.
 

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He's gonna have to start selling off all his other businesses and keep defence. His engineering hopes entirely rest on DRAL and RNEL.
Rather focus on Reliance Capital along With Reliance Nippon Asset Management which constitute as the only high paying entities among the turds like RNEL and Rel Pow. Reliance Infra can be resurrected if he can focus primarily on Metros. Railways and Airports.
 
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Rather focus on Reliance Capital along With Reliance Nippon Asset Management which constitute as the only high paying entities among the turds like RNEL and Rel Pow. Reliance Infra can be resurrected if he can focus primarily on Metros. Railways and Airports.

Defence is a long term game for ADAG. For example, it's gonna take at least 3 years to see a decision on the MMRCA and another 3 years for stable revenue generation. In the meantime, if they get lucky, they will see the production of 2 squadrons of Rafale in India.

As for shipping, this is a long term game. First the economy has to go back on track, then they will need to tap the domestic shipping market alongside the defence market.

In both cases the competition is going to be far lesser than any other field.
 

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Defence is a long term game for ADAG. For example, it's gonna take at least 3 years to see a decision on the MMRCA and another 3 years for stable revenue generation. In the meantime, if they get lucky, they will see the production of 2 squadrons of Rafale in India.

As for shipping, this is a long term game. First the economy has to go back on track, then they will need to tap the domestic shipping market alongside the defence market.

In both cases the competition is going to be far lesser than any other field.

Unfortunately, Debt is not a longterm game, You have to pay interests, if not they compound and then your assets get auctioned off for pennies.

Following is the snapshot for RNAM:
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While RNEL is bleeding money every day, RNAM is a profit-making entity and its book is just going to increase once the economy picks up.

Reliance Infra, has the potential to come back, but RNEL, I don't think has the potential or the wherewithal to be even solvent.
 
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Unfortunately, Debt is not a longterm game, You have to pay interests, if not they compound and then your assets get auctioned off for pennies.

Following is the snapshot for RNAM:
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While RNEL is bleeding money every day, RNAM is a profit-making entity and its book is just going to increase once the economy picks up.

Reliance Infra, has the potential to come back, but RNEL, I don't think has the potential or the wherewithal to be even solvent.
Just one word or make it two - Mukesbhai Ambani will play Santa once more. For RNEL & DRAL.
 

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Just one word or make it two - Mukesbhai Ambani will play Santa once more. For RNEL & DRAL.
I would much rather have him play Santa to Rcap, Fintech will emerge as a pretty big area in coming years, rcap is well-positioned and can emerge big as long as Anil bhai doesn't continue to mismanage it.
 

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I would much rather have him play Santa to Rcap, Fintech will emerge as a pretty big area in coming years, rcap is well-positioned and can emerge big as long as Anil bhai doesn't continue to mismanage it.
Give it time. One step at a time. After all Mukesbhai has a mint called RIL. Anibhai has Tinaben & friends like PC. All liabilities no assets.


P. S - Tinaben had good assets once upon a time. No like Anilbhai's fortunes, it's gone South.
 

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Unfortunately, Debt is not a longterm game, You have to pay interests, if not they compound and then your assets get auctioned off for pennies.

Following is the snapshot for RNAM:
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While RNEL is bleeding money every day, RNAM is a profit-making entity and its book is just going to increase once the economy picks up.

Reliance Infra, has the potential to come back, but RNEL, I don't think has the potential or the wherewithal to be even solvent.

If he works out something else for the other companies in debt, the govt will save RNEL since it's of strategic importance.