by- Sukla Sen

Best Example Of ‘Make in India’, Says PM Modi As INS Kalvari Joins Navy

That’s the caption of a news item in a news bulletin, apparently, mass mailed by the PMO (Prime Minister’s Office<[email protected]>)

The news bulletin is online hosted here: <>.

This particular news item, in details including a video clip of the PM’s speech on the occasion of the ceremonial dedication of the submarine to the nation, is presented here: <>.

The detailed report, inter alia, informs: <<Congratulating the people of India on this occasion, the ***Prime Minister described INS Kalvari as a prime example of “Make in India.”*** [Emphasis added.]>><

The wikipedia (ref.: <>) informs that the ‘Make in India’ programme was launched by the incumbet Prime Minister on “25 September 2014”.

The wikipedia site (<>) pertaining to the subject submarine informs: <<The submarine was designated as Yard 11875 at Mazagon Dock Limited and ***construction began on 14 December 2006*** [emphasis added] with the first cutting of steel.>>
That was close to 8 years before the launch of the ‘Make in India’. Under the UPA I.

The order had been been placed in 2005, again, under the UPA I.

Yet, the Prime Minister claims it’s a prime example of “Make in India.”

Also relevant:

The first warship built by MDL was the 2,900-ton displacement, INS Nilgiri, the lead ship of her class. She was launched on 15 October 1966 and commissioned on 23 June 1972. Five more frigates of this class were built over the next nine years for the Indian Navy.>>