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Friday, December 24, 2010

Fleet tanker Deepak arrives

The first of the two fleet tankers for the Indian Navy, built by Italian Shipyard M/s Fincantieri, arrived in Mumbai today.  The ship, berthed in Mumbai Port Trust, was welcomed by a team of naval personnel from Western Naval Command.  The firm will undertake balance of outfitting work in the next 10 days. The ship will be formally handed over to the Indian Navy in January 2011 and will be commissioned into the Navy as INS Deepak subsequently. The ship was built in a record period of two years as per contract signed by Ministry of Defence in 2008. Text and pix: Indian Navy

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