Synergy between Navy, DRDO, Industry has enhanced pace, quality of indigenisation: Admiral Joshi

New Delhi, Dec.3: Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral D.K. Joshi on Tuesday said that the synergy between Navy, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Industry has enhanced the pace, quantum and quality of indigenisation.

“Launch of Vikrant, attainment of criticality of Arihant’s nuclear reactor and its impending sea trials, induction of Shivalik class stealth frigates, ongoing trials of Kolkata, the lead ship of Project 15 A stealth destroyers, have demonstrated the strength of our research and development , Naval Design and Industry,” he told media here today.

He further said that very few select countries construct their own ships, aircraft carriers and submarines, including nuclear ones, and’ this achievement is a matter of national pride.

Admiral Joshi further said that the launch of GSAT-7 in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a dedicated satellite for Navy under project Rukmani, is a landmark achievement in enhancement of the blue-water networked operations.

“We are also supporting ISRO in the Mars Mission through Naval Teams embarked on sel ships currently in South Pacific,” he added. (ANI)