Anil Ambani group’s Reliance Defence and Engineering signs major contract with the American Navy:
Anil Ambani group’s Reliance Defence and Engineering has signed a major contract with the American Navy for repair and alteration services for its warships fleet of 100 vessels belonging to the Seventh Fleet — the largest forward deployed fleet operating in the region. The Seventh Fleet looks after the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean involving more than 5000 ships and submarines, 240 aircraft and around 20,000 marine and navy personnel.
The vessels will be serviced and repaired from the Reliance Defense-owned shipyard in Pipavav in Gujarat. The Pipavav shipyard was qualified and approved to perform complex repair and alteration services for the U.S. Navy last month.
The Reliance Shipyard is the first in India to have received MSRA Certification to undertake servicing and repairing work for the vessels of the Seventh Fleet. The fleet has about 100 vessels of different types including auxiliaries.
The MSRA (Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA)) could happen because India and the US government had signed a logistics pact in August 2016 during Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s visit to the US.