Focuses on indigenisation
Incorporated in 1934, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDL) has built 796 vessels, including 25 warships and four submarines. It is the only shipyard capable of building destroyers and conventional submarines. INS Kolkata, INS Kochi, INS Chennai, INS Kalvari, INS Khanderi and others have been delivered by MDLin the last five years. In order to give an impetus to the ‘Make in India campaign, a dedicated department of indigenisation was set up in November 2015 along with a road map for indigenisation till 2030. The MDLhassuccessfullyindigenisedcertain equipment such as sonar dome, ship installed chemical agent detection system, bridge window glass, main batteries for Scorpene submarines, multiple cable transit glands and remote-controlled valves with various companies on a no-cost no-commitment basis. Senior officials of the company have briefed company’s current activities and future plans to Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh.