Indian Navy Urgently Need Minesweepers: Manohar Parrikar


The Indian Navy urgently requires minesweepers and hence there is an urgent need to re-appoint a new consultant for their aquisition, former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.

Parrikar, who is now the Goa Chief Minister, said the urgency came in the wake of a Rs 32,000 crore ($5 billion) Mine Counter Measure Vessels (MCMVs) project with a South Korean firm falling through.

“We need those minesweepers urgently. So the new consultancy selection has to be done very fast,” he told the media at the State Secretariat here. Read More…

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