French Navy chief to arrive in India today

The French Navy Chief Admiral Bernard Rogel will arrive in India on Thursday and travel to Indian naval facilities in Goa and Mumbai, besides visiting the Mazagon Dock Limited which is building six Scorpene submaries with help of a French firm.

PTI| Updated: Nov 13, 2014, 01:07 AM IST

New Delhi: The French Navy Chief Admiral Bernard Rogel will arrive in India on Thursday and travel to Indian naval facilities in Goa and Mumbai, besides visiting the Mazagon Dock Limited which is building six Scorpene submaries with help of a French firm.

Rogel will hold meetings with top Naval officials here and would visit the Naval facilities in Goa on November 15 and also go to the Naval War College.

He will travel to Mumbai on November 17 and visit the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), besides other establishments.

Six state-of-the-art submarines fitted with latest equipment are being built at MDL, Mumbai, under collaboration with DCNS France.

The first submarine is expected to be launched in September 2015.