Naval Group Wins “Best Foreign OEM Supporting Make in India” Award

Photo: Naval Group at DEFEXPO India 202014.02.2020 North America
Naval Group Wins “Best Foreign OEM Supporting Make in India” Award

Naval Group Wins “Best Foreign OEM Supporting Make in India” Award

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On 4th February 2020, Naval Group won the prestigious Aerospace and Defense Award for the “Best Foreign OEM supporting Make in India”. This award recognizes Naval Group’s commitment towards indigenization.

Naval Group India is one of select few foreign OEM subsidiaries established with the specific objective to support India’s vision towards greater indigenization for self-reliance in naval defense. Through its subsidiary, Naval Group has successfully created an eco-system of more than 50 local industrial partners out of which a majority are qualified MSMEs since 2008.

Naval Group has been a pillar of indigenization with the P75 program of Kalvari-class submarine made by Indian shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) through years of technology transfer and partnership with Naval Group. This fleet of submarine is state-of-art with exceptional stealth features.

Naval Group also announced at DEFEXPO India 2020 (5-9 February) the signature of important industrial alliances with Indian partners, thereby re-instating its commitment to indigenous content.

At DEFEXPO 2020, Naval Group reiterated its commitment to deepen sustainable cooperation with the Indian industry. Naval Group, with its robust track-record in terms of large and rich technology transfers worldwide, has been a pioneer in policy of Make in India and now gearing up for “make from India”.

With a presence of more than a decade in India, Naval Group has firmly supported the self- reliance of the Indian Navy for its naval programs. Naval Group’s international strategy is to build long-term strategic partnerships with the most qualified and innovative industrial actors of the countries for our clients in order to ensure their sovereignty.

Naval Group is proposing a robust offset package in its competitive and technically advanced offer for the Indian tender for modern heavy weight torpedoes.

“Our partners share essential features with us such as high-level of quality standards and the search for ever increasing innovation and we are eager to take them on-board our global projects,” said Massi Begous, Naval Group Senior Vice-President for International Industrial Development, while welcoming and signing MoUs with qualified Indian companies:

  • VEM Technologies Pvt Ltd
  • H And H Precision Pvt Ltd
  • HBL Power Systems Ltd
  • CFF Fluid Control Pvt Ltd
  • Flash Forge Pvt Ltd
  • Omega Renk Bearings Pvt Ltd
  • Walchandnagar Industries Ltd
  • Elcome Integrated Systems Pvt Ltd
  • Marine Electricals (India) Ltd
  • Axon Interconnectors and Wires Pvt Ltd
  • Engie Axima India Pvt Ltd
  • Linia Engineering Services
  • Souriau India Pvt Ltd


Naval Group India is a 100 % owned subsidiary of Naval Group, which is headquartered in Paris, France. Established in September 2008 as DCNS India, it has its presence felt in 2 major cities: Mumbai and New Delhi.

The main purpose of Naval Group India would be to support the Indigenization through ‘Make in India’ activities for Scorpene® submarine equipment, to develop the Indian defense eco-system, as well as to develop design services in India with talented Indian engineers. The Endeavour of Naval Group India is to be a visionary and to further its involvement in empowering more and more industries by creating a robust eco-system that can cater to the varied defense needs of the country. 


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