A 22 members delegation from Myanmar led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Defence Forces visited GSL on 27th July 2015. During the visit, Senior General Hlaing had discussions with RAdm Shekhar Mital, NM, IN (Retd), CMD GSL on wide areas of maritime strategy, fleet operations / deployment, Ship building and ship repairs.
Senior General Hlaing was conducted around the shipyard by CMD GSL and apprised of the ongoing series construction of OPVs for Indian Defence forces as well as for export markets. The Myanmar delegation was also shown massive infrastructure augmentation being undertaken for MCMV project.
Earlier a presentation was made to the Myanmar delegation on the growth trajectory of GSL, it’s in-house design capability, product profile and future potential. The delegation showed keen interest in OPVs.
The Myanmar delegation appreciated GSL for it’s R&D efforts and modernization/infrastructure augmentation being undertaken to meet the future defence requirements.
It is noteworthy that the Shipyard is executing large export orders from Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Mauritius. Today GSL is the largest exporter of ships from country with present order book of over Rs 1200 Cr.