Kolkata. Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) participated in the IDEX 2021, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) held from February 21 to 25.
In furtherance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR) towards Maritime Security and Co-operation, the participation furthered the footprint in Gulf region of the shipbuilding prowess of GRSE and it added exploring avenue for synergy and partnerships for the niche naval shipbuilding market in the West Asia.
The Defence PSU played the pivotal role in setting up the India Pavilion during the exhibition. Pawan Kapoor, Indian Ambassador to UAE inaugurated India Pavilion at IDEX 2021 in the august presence of CMD GRSE, DGNO Indian Navy Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi, CMD BDL, Director (CP) MDL & other dignitaries from DRDO and OFB.
GRSE leveraged the occasion to strike deals and inked three agreements during IDEX 21 towards ‘Mutual Co-operation in Shipbuilding Project in the Defence and Maritime Sector in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. These MOU/agreements were entered with Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding Company, UAE, and two local companies from Egypt and UAE.
India Pavilion also witnessed visits of several dignitaries which included Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed, Interior Minister of UAE and Charalambos Petrides, Defence Minister, Republic of Cyprus. The India Pavilion was honoured by the visit of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan AI Nahyan, the Crown Prince of the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Qasimi from the Royal family of the Ras Al Khaima, Algerian delegation led by their Air Chief & Chief of Staff- Navy, Defence Attaché- Japan in UAE.
GRSE is an integral part of defence preparedness of the country aimed at self-reliance and has achieved more than 90 per cent indigenisation on its recent projects of Anti-Submarine Corvettes and Landing Crafts.
The company is a multidimensional engineering company ensuring high quality, at competitive prices. With a robust order book and continuous initiatives taken towards infrastructure and skill development, GRSE has won shipbuilding orders for exports and is now poised to grow into a major shipbuilding company of the world and duly realize its vision ‘To become a World Class Shipbuilding & Engineering Company with a Global footprint’.