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Union defence minister inaugurated GSL

GOA: Union defence minister Rajnath singh inaugurated Goa Shipyard Limited’s (GSL) new steel preparation facility, which will be utilised to construct the two guided missile frigates for the Indian Navy. The steel shop has been built at a cost of Rs 27 crore as part of GSL’s modernisation programme, GSL officials said.

“These activities of creating and expanding indigenous capability in defence will be significant in boosting the self-confidence of the Armed Forces in defence preparedness,” Singh said after the digital inauguration of the facility.

“The state of art steel preparation shop has been completed under Phase 3B of modernisation programme with installation of required machinery. The facility is ready for utilisation for plate and stiffener cutting and forming operations required for indigenous construction of the frigate project and other upcoming projects,” chairman and managing director of GSL, BB Nagpal, said.

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