Cabinet clearance for Karwar Naval base 2nd phase soon
Stressing that the second phase of the Karwar naval base must be pursued vigorously, he said the Navy must synergise its efforts with the stakeholders to maximise the maritime ecurity. "The next phase of the project (Karwar Naval base) must now be pursued vigorously. The efforts of the Navy in developing support infrastructure in our island territories must be in synergy with other stakeholders to maximise our maritime security," he said. Observing that the modernisaton of Navy has been going apace, Antony said the objective of the defence shipyards must be to remain competitive and to rank among the best in the world.
"The modernisation of the Navy has been going on apace. The Navy had inducted stealth frigates INS Satpura, tanker Shakti and three Fast Attack Crafts and Fast Interceptor Crafts. Our shipyards must develop and expand rapidly and adopt the latest best practice," he said.