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    Sri Lanka firm wins Indian Navy boat order.

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    July 01, 2011 (LBO) - Sri Lanka based SOLAS Marine has won an order for 80 fast interception craft from the Indian Navy in a deal valued at 3,000 million rupees (67 million Us dollars), a media report said.
    The Times of India newspaper said the boats would be delivered over three years. FICs have a crew of between five to seven sailors, travels at around 40 to 50 nautical miles an hour and are armed with a light machine gun.
    The boats will be used in a new unit built by the Indian Navy to protect Naval assets and harbhours from militant attacks. Fifteen similar boats have also been bought from Chantier Naval Couach, a French shipyard.

    SOLAS Marine Lanka is part of a Dubai-based group according to the firm's website.

    It had bought over Blue Star Marine, a Sri Lankan boat maker that had been in business for 25 years.

    Sri Lanka firm wins Indian Navy boat order - LANKA BUSINESS ONLINE

    are their no Shipyards free in India!!!


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    This is kidding beyond stupidity! Why did Navy placed order with a Sri Lankan firm when so many private firms are waiting for first contract? Why they even allowed foreign companies to bid? I seriously doubt legitimacy even more when i read Dubai based group.
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    Looks more like a goodwill to improve the diplomatic relations. Although iam glad to see Sri Lanka company winning the Boat order. But suprised to see there were no Indian Contenders.

    We are paying around 1million per boat, Is that reasonable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by indian_sukhoi View Post
    We are paying around 1million per boat, Is that reasonable?
    Yes, its quite reasonable, I suppose since even luxury speed boats have a hefty price of around 1-10 million dollars.
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    I cannot imagine UPA would sink so low. Disgusting.
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    Tenders. Anyone can quote and win provided they satisfy the technical criteria. UPA or NDA, this is the norm.

    You cannot expect an Indian firm who quotes higher than a foreign firm to get the order. If it does, you will shout corrupt govt.
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    If its part of a Dubai based group then how come the report says Lankan Firm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Param View Post
    If its part of a Dubai based group then how come the report says Lankan Firm?
    What's so surprising in that?
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    The Times of India newspaper said the boats would be delivered over three years. FICs have a crew of between five to seven sailors, travels at around 40 to 50 nautical miles an hour and are armed with a light machine gun.
    The comparable boat in service with the USCG has 2 X .50-caliber machine guns, port and starboard.

    It only goes 25 knots, though!

    Marine Protector class coastal patrol boat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Part of the appeasement policy to neighbors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpArK View Post
    Part of the appeasement policy to neighbors.
    It's not. Plain business.
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