New Delhi: The Central government will hold an Initial public offering for shares in India’s biggest warship builder — Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd — next month, buoyed by a recent government announcement restricting import of 101 weapons and military platforms by 2024 to boost defence production locally as part of the Make in India policy, government officials said.
Mazagon Dock, India’s only shipyard that builds destroyers and conventional submarines for the Navy, is expected to be a big draw among investors looking to benefit from the government-funded naval ship-building programme estimated worth thousands of crores.
The import ban covers multi-purpose vessels, offshore patrol vessels, next generation missile vessels, anti-submarine warfare shallow water crafts, water jet fast attack craft, ammunition barges, 50-tonne Bollard-Pull tugs, survey vessels, floating dock, diving support vessels, pollution control vessels, anti-submarine rocket launchers and 500-ton self-propelled water barges.
Posted Date : 17-09-20
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