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India Targets Wrong Turkish Shipyard over Ties with Pakistan October 4, 2019

 


For the first time, India is taking punitive action against a Turkish firm Anadolu Shipyard according to US-based magazine Defence News. The work, however, is based on a misunderstanding according to C4Defence’s investigation.
Defence News wrote that the Turkish company has defence ties with Indian rival Pakistan. India has chosen Anadolu Shipyard as its technology partner for Indian Navy’s $2 billion fleet support ships program. State-owned Hindustan Shipyard Limited is the primary constructor.
Defence News wrote that “An Indian Ministry of Defence official said the punitive action would bar Anadolu from carrying out any business with Hindustan because such a partnership could have grave consequences for India’s security.
Last week Anadolu launched the first of four anti-submarine corvettes for the Pakistan Navy, and the shipyard is expected to officially ink a partnership agreement with Hindustan under which would be built five fleet support ships for the Indian Navy.”
The truth is, however, slightly different from what India believes. Turkey will construct four anti-submarine corvettes for the Pakistan Navy, but Anadolu Shipyard is not involved in the process according to our investigation. Turkish Navy Organisation Istanbul Naval Shipyard will build the ships. Turkish State company ASFAT will organise the export. In sum, the Indian navy considers banning Turkish Company Anadolu Shipyard with misinformation.

India Targets Wrong Turkish Shipyard over Ties with Pakistan

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