12:00 AM, June 11, 2012
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DCNS Picks Pipavav As Indian Partner
DCNS has chosen Indian defence company Pipavav to establish a strategic partnership is to build the highest state of the art strategic assets including modern warships for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard. Patrick Boissier, DCNS Chairman and CEO, said, “Through the P75 Scorpene submarines, the on-going indigenization programme and DCNS India, we are working to enlarge our footprint in India. This strategic partnership with Pipavav again demonstrates DCNS’ confidence in the growing capabilities and long term development of the Indian Defence industries”. Nikhil Gandhi, Pipavav Chairman, said, “DCNS is well known for its high tech and very efficient platforms such as Scorpene submarines, Mistral-Class LPDs, FREMM frigates and innovative Gowind vessels (Corvettes and Offshore Patrol Vessels) among others. DCNS and Pipavav are to provide India with advanced expertise on naval ships. The synergies between India’s largest integrated shipyard and the proficiency of the largest European naval defence company will allow cost effective and timely manufacturing of high class vessels for the benefit of all Customers”. The joint venture will allow India’s need for self-reliance in the field of defence manufacturing and will further boost Indo-French strategic relationship in the defence sector.
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