Navy wants to scrap Rs 20,000 cr LPD tender

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Delayed by more than five years, the Indian Navy wants to scrap a more than Rs 20,000 crore tender for building four big-size amphibious warships indigenously in private shipyards.

The tender is for building four Landing Platform Docks (LPDs) for the Indian Navy which were meant for carrying both helicopters and amphibious land warfare assets such as tanks and personnel carriers.

“The specifications for the LPD was issued in 2006 and it has been almost 14 years. Now, we want to withdraw the tender and look around for the advancements in the technology for LPDs world over and then issue a fresh tender,” Navy sources told ANI.

The Navy has communicated to the Ministry of Defence about its plans and requested it to withdraw the Request for Proposal in the tender, they said.  Read More

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