To prepare for tougher challenges in the Indian Ocean, the Indian Navy has asked for new warships. The Indian Navy seeks warships which are capable of carrying as many as 3000 troops along with battle tanks. But the government is indecisive as to which one out of the two competing companies should get the contract.
As reported by Asia Times, choosing one company over the other could lead to political repercussions and hence the political dilemma over the contract is resulting in an unprecedented delay.
This delay could be crucial for the Indian Navy given the tough challenges lined up ahead amid threats from China and Pakistan. Larsen and Turbo and Reliance Naval Engineering Limited are the two big sharks competing for the contract.
The opposition has alleged that the government is exhibiting a bias towards Reliance Naval Engineering Limited. On the other hand, Reliance has accused senior navy officers of displaying a sense of favouritism towards Larsen and Turbo. Read More