Shri Giridhar Aramane IAS, Defence Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Government of India visited GSL on 02nd Jan 2023. During the visit, Defence Secretary inaugurated the newly setup Virtual Reality Center. The Virtual reality Centre is a state of the art facility that will provide an immersive experience to the designers of GSL in incorporating the requirements of the customer at the drawing board itself, accruing considerable savings and enhancing the efficiency of design process.
During the visit, Defence Secretary was briefed by Shri B K Upadhyay, CMD GSL on progress of ongoing Project being undertaken by GSL for Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard as well as the Shipyard Modernisation Program at GSL.
Defence Secretary interacted with the senior management and was conducted around the shipyard to showcase the Infrastructure facilities that was set up under modernization program. He was apprised of the various world-class infrastructure especially the GRP Composite Facility, which will provide GSL indigenous capability to build weapon intensive and high technology Ships for Defence and for exports.
Defence Secretary took keen interest in ongoing construction program of ships, R&D, innovation & design being done by shipyard and while appreciating the good work done by the Yard, he urged GSL to further increase their productivity, turnover and adopt innovative skills to keep up with the latest emerging technologies in the field of ship building. During his address to the Officers of GSL, Defence Secretary reiterated that GSL has set high standards in the shipbuilding industry of the country and should work towards garnering more orders, expanding product portfolio and at the same time supporting startups and innovators of the country.