MoD signs contract of ₹2725cr with Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd

July 01: Ministry of Defence signed a contract on 30th June 2023 for Medium Refit with Life Certification (MRLC) of Sub-Surface Killer (SSK) Class of Submarine “INS Shankush” with M/S Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), Mumbai at an overall cost of Rs. 2725 Cr.

Shankush is an SSK Class of Submarine to be re-fitted at MDL, Mumbai. Delivery of the Submarine post-MRLC will be in 2026. After completion of MRLC, INS Shankush will be combat-ready and will join the active fleet of the Indian Navy with upgraded combat capability.

This project is an important step towards the development of MDL as a Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Hub for supporting the industrial ecosystem of India. The project would involve more than 30 MSMEs and would lead to employment generation of 1200 Mondays per day for the project duration.

The project will be a proud flag bearer of Atmanirbhar Bharat in consonance with the Make-in-India initiative of the Government of India

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