Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)one of India’s largest steel producers, has once again demonstrated its strong focus on enhancing India’s defense capabilities by supplying the entire quantity of special steel sheets required for the construction of the seventh frigate as part of the P17 A indigenous project for the Indian Navy.
One step towards Atmanirbharta in Defense
SAIL proved to be a crucial partner in this new project, supplying approximately 28,000 tonnes of special steel plates for all ships. The special steel plates supplied by SAIL have high resistancetoughness and corrosion resistance, making them ideal for naval applications. The company also supplied an equal quantity of special steel for the construction of the sixth frigate, called “Vindhyagiri”, recently launched by Smt. Draupadi Murmu, Honorable President of India.
The seventh frigate and the fourth the warship built by M/s Mazagon Dock Ltd, will be launched on 1 September 2023 by Shri Jagdeep Dhankar, Hon’ble Vice President of India. This event will mark a significant milestone for the nation’s maritime security.
P17 A project
The P17A project he aims to build a total of seven state-of-the-art frigates for the Indian Navy, with four vessels under construction by M/s Mazagon Dock Ltd and three vessels by M/s GRSE.
SAIL has a rich history of supporting the Indian defense sector with its high-end products and services. The company has not only supplied steel for the P17 A project but has also played a vital role in supplying steel for various other defense projects including aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, warships like INS Udaygiri and INS Surat and for the Dhanush artillery cannon among others. others.