and Pipavav team up to address India’s naval needs
and Pipavav have decided to establish a strategic partnership for bringing
DCNS technologies, methods and skills into Pipavav, India’s first
and largest integrated defence company. The focus of the teaming is
to build the highest state of the art strategic assets including modern
warships for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard.
Speaking on the partnership, Patrick Boissier, DCNS Chairman and CEO
stated: “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 declared “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”.
Pierre Legros, DCNS Head of the Surface Ships division concluded “DCNS’s
pledge is to become a key technology and Know-How Provider (KHP) to
Pipavav. Our objective is to propose modern manufacturing processes
together with state of the art platforms. DCNS is committed to transfer
the technologies needed to support India’s National security needs”.
The partnership is expected to boost India’s drive for self-reliance
in the field of defence manufacturing and to create a large number of
local jobs. It will further strengthen the solid Indo-French strategic
relationship in the defence sector.