India to export warships to African countries

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    PANAJI: Looking for export markets for its vessels, defence undertaking Goa Shipyard is offering its smaller size naval vessels to countries in Africa and the Middle East.

    In this regard, a Nigerian delegation headed by a senior Navy officer of that country visited the shipyard last week in Goa.

    "The visit assumes significance in view of GSL's ongoing efforts to market its state-of-the-art Patrol Vessels to coastal African nations and Middle East etc," the shipyard said.

    The delegation was headed by Senator Chris N D Anyanwu, the Chairperson Senate Committee on Nigerian Navy and held discussions with GSL chief Rear Admiral (retd) Vineet Bakshi.

    The delegation was also informed about the modernisation programme and progress made thereof, the spokesman said.

    Expressing satisfaction on GSL's capability to design and build sophisticated and high value ships, the visiting delegation lauded GSL's efforts to upgrade its shipyard to meet the future defence requirements.

    GSL is one of the main shipyards building vessels for the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. The yard has also provided speed patrol boats required for coastal surveillance.

    India to export warships to African countries - The Times of India

    Hope its a Good start....
     
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    This is astonishing! On one hand, public sector shipyards cannot fulfill their defense orders on time and here they are trying to bag orders from outside!
     
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    Small vessels, Patrol boats & Medium size FAC like car nicobar class fast attack craft..
     
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    Its a good start, Companies had to expand beyond India to bag orders. Most of the small countries navies would require ships size of 400tons ships and they cant produce in their backyard

    Goa Shipyard could develop Tarantul I class missile corvettes!!
     
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    India to export warships to African countries - The Times of India

    PANAJI: Looking for export markets for its vessels, defence undertaking Goa Shipyard is offering its smaller size naval vessels to countries in Africa and the Middle East.

    In this regard, a Nigerian delegation headed by a senior Navy officer of that country visited the shipyard last week in Goa.

    "The visit assumes significance in view of GSL's ongoing efforts to market its state-of-the-art Patrol Vessels to coastal African nations and Middle East etc," the shipyard said.

    The delegation was headed by Senator Chris N D Anyanwu, the Chairperson Senate Committee on Nigerian Navy and held discussions with GSL chief Rear Admiral (retd) Vineet Bakshi.

    The delegation was also informed about the modernisation programme and progress made thereof, the spokesman said.

    Expressing satisfaction on GSL's capability to design and build sophisticated and high value ships, the visiting delegation lauded GSL's efforts to upgrade its shipyard to meet the future defence requirements.

    GSL is one of the main shipyards building vessels for the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. The yard has also provided speed patrol boats required for coastal surveillance.
     
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    India is looking for export markets for it's combat vessels and defence undertaking Goa Shipyard is offering it's smaller size naval vessels to countries in Africa and the Middle East.

    A Nigerian delegation headed by a senior Navy officer of that country had visited the shipyard last week in Goa to undertake a detour of the facility and the kind of warships India can make.

    The visit assumes great significance in view of GSL's ongoing efforts to market it's state-of-the-art Patrol Vessels to coastal African nations and Middle East.

    The delegation from Nigeria was headed by Senator Chris N. D. Anyanwu, who is the Chairperson Senate Committee on Nigerian Navy and held detailed discussions with GSL chief Rear Admiral Vineet Bakshi.

    The delegation was also informed about the fast pace of modernisation the Indian Navy was witnessing and the progress made in that field.

    The Nigerian delegation also expressed great satisfaction on GSL's capability to design and build sophisticated and high value ships of the 21st century. The delegation also lauded GSL's efforts to upgrade and expand it's shipyard to meet future defence requirements.

    GSL is one of the main shipyards building vessels for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard. The yard has also provided high speed patrol boats required for coastal surveillance to the Indian Navy.

    Defence News - India To Export Warships To African Countries
     
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    South America is a better market
     
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    Its a strart.
     
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    The headline is misleading. The Nigerian delegation has only come for a visit.

    The Nigerian Navy is equipped with western manufactured vessels.

    Lets hope our production timelines and price is better that what the Chinese offer.

    The Chinese and Nigerians have a very close strategic ongoing military relationship.
     
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    GSL makes good patrol vessels. I think they make the best patrol vessels out of all the ship yards.

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    Two Saryu class OPVs under fitment and Goa Shipyard Limited. P-57 INS Saryu is at rear, and P-58 INS Sunayna at front. Photo Copyright © Vijainder K Thakur

    Saryu class patrol vessel


    Saryu class being made by GSL is probably the best patrol vessel being made in India.

    It's 2000+ tons and it's a lot of money.

    I don't know if they're looking from something more advanced like this.

    If GSL is marketing its state-of-the-art Patrol Vessels, this is the best.
     
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    The headline is misleading. The Nigerian delegation has only come for a visit.

    The Nigerian Navy is equipped with western manufactured vessels.

    Lets hope our production timelines and price is better that what the Chinese offer.

    The Chinese and Nigerians have a very close strategic ongoing military relationship.
     
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    Well, having ANY export market is good - Nigeria is a relatively rich African country, primarily because of oil and natural gas. There is a reason why USA, UK, China all want to develop Nigeria as a client state. If India can sell naval vessels to Nigeria, then it would create a potential market for weapons and missiles (ship to ship low-end) too.
     
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    There is no doubt that India should export wherever possible.

    It all depends on the Indian shipyards capacity.
     

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