Goa Shipyard and Kenya Shipyard sign MoU for ship design and building cooperatio

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Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) and Kenya Shipyard Limited (KSL) signed an MoU for cooperation in ship design and construction.

An Overview of the News

  • The MoU was formalized during a meeting between India's Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Kenya's Cabinet Secretary Defense Aden Bare Duale on August 29, 2023.

  • The signing event took place in New Delhi, Delhi.

  • Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Anil Chauhan and Defense Secretary Giridhar Aramane attended the bilateral meeting.

  • Aden Bare Duale, serving as the Defense Cabinet Secretary of Kenya, is on a 3-day visit to India.

  • Kenya Shipyard Limited is a state-owned company under the Ministry of Defense of Kenya, established in 2020 to meet the operational needs of the Kenya Navy through shipbuilding, repair, maintenance, and marine services.

Highlights of the bilateral meeting between India and Kenya:

Defense Cooperation and Regional Security:

  • Discussion Strengthening defense industry ties and cooperation in equipment development.

  • Both countries are engaged in dialogue on mutual regional security concerns.

Symbolic gifts and technical assistance:

  • Defense Minister Rajnath Singh presented 15 pairs of Glider India Limited parachutes to Aden Beyer Duelle for the Kenyan forces.

  • India offered assistance in setting up an advanced CT scan facility in Kenya.

Expanded participation in various fields:

  • Cooperation commitment for maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) was expanded.

  • It was agreed upon for intensive cooperation in counter-insurgency training.

  • Reciprocated commitment to an expanded partnership in UN peacekeeping efforts.

About Goa Shipyard Limited:

  • GSL is a Miniratna Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) operating under the Ministry of Defense (MoD) of India.

  • Chairman & Managing Director - Brajesh Kumar Upadhyay

  • Establishment - 1957

  • Headquarters - Vasco da Gama, Goa

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