French defense contractor, “Naval Group” thanked the Indian and French authorities for the announcement regarding the extension of the Indo-French partnership and the objective to explore more ambitious projects to develop the Indian fleet and its performance. The Naval Group mentioned in its press release that “Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) remains our natural partner”.
Moreover, the Naval Group stated that “this decision is a testimony of the Indian Navy’s trust in the industrial cooperation we have established and reaffirms the success of the transfer of technology achieved under the P75 program for six submarines, which were built entirely in India by MDL. The “Make in India” policy in the service of Indian sovereignty (“AatmaNirbhar”) has been at the heart of the P75 program, as well as other activities developed by Naval Group and its Indian industrial partners to provide the Indian Navy with the most modern naval defense technologies”.
“We welcome the declarations made during the Indian Prime Minister’s historic participation to the French National Day, to continue and further strengthen our 15-year submarine building cooperation, which is a major element of the Indo-French strategic partnership developed over the past decades. Naval Group and its partners will be fully mobilized to meet the expectations of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited and the Indian industry to fulfil the needs of the Indian Navy”. Pierre Eric Pommellet, CEO of Naval Group.