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De­fence Min­is­ter Manohar par­rikar in a writ­ten re­ply in the ra­jya sabha on au­gust 2 stated that the hin­dus­tan ship­yard Ltd (hsL), which is a de­fence pub­lic sec­tor un­der­tak­ing, has been nom­i­nated for the fol­low­ing pro­jects: five fleet sup­port ships un­der ‘Buy In­dian’ cat­e­gori­sa­tion. four Land­ing plat­form Docks (LpD) un­der ‘Buy In­dian’ cat­e­gori­sa­tion. out of these two LpDs are to be built by an In­dian ship­yard on com­pet­i­tive ba­sis un­der ‘Buy & Make (In­dian)’ and the bal­ance two are to be built by hsL at L1 cost on nom­i­na­tion ba­sis. Two spe­cial op­er­a­tion Ve­hi­cle un­der ‘Buy In­dian’ cat­e­gori­sa­tion. no de­ci­sion with re­gard to project 75 (In­dia) has yet been taken. De­tails of the steps be­ing taken to in­crease the present ca­pac­ity of HSL are: plac­ing or­ders on hsL to en­sure break even or­der of ` 5,000 crore. hsL is be­ing en­cour­aged to take com­mer­cial or­ders. Fea­si­bil­ity of of­fload­ing of work from other DpsU ship­yards to hsL is be­ing ex­am­ined. strate­gic part­ner­ship is be­ing con­ceived to help mod­ernise the yard, en­hance its tech­nol­ogy and equip­ment, and im­prove its ca­pac­ity to pro­duce spe­cific tech­nol­ogy in­ten­sive naval ves­sels. Grant of aid for restora­tion work post­cy­clone hud­hud in oc­to­ber 2014 is un­der ac­tive con­sid­er­a­tion. pri­vate ship­build­ing in­dus­try is be­ing en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in con­struc­tion of ships for the In­dian navy on a com­pet­i­tive ba­sis.

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