FIRST TWO NOPVS SHACHI AND SHRUTI LAUNCHED BY RDEL AT PIPAVAV, GUJARAT

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Re­liance De­fence and Engi­neer­ing Lim­ited (RDEL) has launched on July 25, the first two Naval Off­shore Pa­trol Ves­sels (NOPVs) at their ship­yard in Pipavav, Gujarat. The ships are part of a five-ship project be­ing con­structed for the In­dian Navy. The two NOPVs, Shachi and Shruti were launched by Smt. Preeti Luthra, wife of Vice Ad­mi­ral Girish Luthra, the FOC-in-C West­ern Naval Com­mand at the RDEL Ship­yard Pipavav, Gujarat. Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Vice Ad­mi­ral Girish Luthra, men­tioned that the launch is a sig­nif­i­cant and mile­stone event as these two NOPVs are the first war­ships to be launched by a pri­vate sec­tor ship­yard in In­dia.

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