On the 4th February 2020, Naval Group won the prestigious Aerospace and Defense Award for the “Best Foreign OEM supporting Make in India”. This award recognizes Naval Group’s commitment towards indigenisation.
Naval Group India is one of select few foreign OEM subsidiaries established with the specific objective to support India’s vision towards greater indigenization for self-reliance in naval defense. Through its subsidiary, Naval Group has successfully created an eco-system of more than 50 local industrial partners out of which a majority are qualified MSMEs since 2008.
Naval Group has been a pillar of indigenisation with the P75 program of Kalvari-class submarine made by Indian shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) through years of technology transfer and partnership with Naval Group. This fleet of submarine is state-of-art with exceptional stealth features.
“It is a matter of great pride for Naval Group to be awarded this industrial prize. In addition to recognizing our long-lasting commitment to India, this is a fitting recognition of our decade long sustainable value added presence in India.” noted Rear Admiral Shrawat at the ceremony of awards.
“We are very honoured to receive this award which represents our persistent efforts to develop a substantial indigenisation of major equipment for the Kalvari-class submarine program in line with Make in India. This demonstrates that beyond being partnering nations, the Indian and the French industries have created stronger bonds based on trust and mutual industrial foundation” said Alain Guillou, Senior Executive Vice President on the occasion of the awards ceremony.
Naval Group India is a 100 % owned subsidiary of Naval Group, which is headquartered in Paris, France. Established in September 2008 as DCNS India, it has its presence felt in 2 major cities: Mumbai and New Delhi. The main purpose of Naval Group India would be to support the Indigenisation through ‘Make in India’ activities for Scorpene® submarine equipment, to develop the Indian defence eco-system, as well as to develop design services in India with talented Indian engineers. The endeavour of Naval Group India is to be a visionary and to further its involvement in empowering more and more industries by creating a robust eco-system that can cater to the varied defence needs of the country.
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