Thursday, July 9, 2020
Home News Reports UNGA outcome: Erdogan's anti-India stand may cost Turkish company a 2.3 billion USD deal...

UNGA outcome: Erdogan’s anti-India stand may cost Turkish company a 2.3 billion USD deal with Indian Navy

 Financial Express has quoted a senior official saying that the contract for the 45,000-ton fleet support ships (FSS) for the Indian Navy with the Turkish Company could be indefinitely delayed due to Turkey's UNGA statements.

Also Read

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Turkish company Anadolu Shipyard, which is one of three shortlisted companies for the selection for the FSS (fleet support ship) project of the Indian Navy may have to bear the brunt for its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s unwarranted utterances on Jammu and Kashmir in the recently concluded United Nations General Assembly(UNGA). The company’s collaboration with the Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) for the FSS project pegged at $2.3 billion is likely to be put on a hold.

Financial Express has quoted a senior official saying that the contract for the 45,000-ton fleet support ships (FSS) for the Indian Navy with the Turkish Company could be indefinitely delayed due to Turkey’s UNGA statements.

The officer further speculated that the delay maybe because of the fallout with Turkey at the UNGA following its President’s remarks on Jammu and Kashmir. “It could be a result of Turkey warming up to Pakistan and raising Kashmir issue at the recently concluded 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA),” said the officer.

The Turkish Shipyard was L1 and had technically met the requirements for the FSS project for the Indian Navy from among three other global companies who were in the competition for the construction of five ships. The Request for Proposal floated by India had garnered responses from seven global players.

Some of the companies that displayed interest in the proposal were- the German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), Fincantieri of Italy, Navantia from Spain, Rosboronexports (ROE) from Russia and Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard. However, at the end of the scrutiny, only three companies- TKMS, ROE and the Turkish Shipyard made the cut based on India’s requirements.

The contract is yet to be signed even as analysis of the technical and financial assessment is underway. According to the proposed deal, Turkish shipyard is expected to provide ship design, supply key machinery equipment (KME) and provide technical assistance to the Indian counterpart.

The second round of negotiations related to price is yet to take place. This is the first time that a Turkish shipyard company, part of TAIS group had participated in any defence contract in India.

However, it appears that Erdogan’s siding with Pakistan may have delivered a body blow to the Turkish shipyard company on its prospects to ink a defence deal with the Indian Navy.

In a strident speech at the UN General Assembly, President Erdogan had mirrored Pakistan’s lines on the Kashmir issue, saying that the issue needs to be resolved through “dialogue on the basis of justice, equity and not through collision”, in an attempt to create an illusion that India has been in the wrong . The Turkish president further added that the stability and prosperity of South Asia with India’s western neighbour is inseparable from the Kashmir issue.

Erdogan yesterday defended his statements on Kashmir saying that he would continue to raise the Kashmir issue. After Erdogan’s hostile comments on Jammu and Kashmir, PM Modi had retorted back in the same coin by meeting the heads of Ankara’s rivals- Greece, Cyprus and Armenia, who have a bone to pick with Turkey.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Trending now

Unconfirmed reports of Newslaundry columnist Sharjeel Usmani being ‘picked up’ by UP Police emerge on social media

Islamists and 'liberals' claimed on social media that Newslaundry columnist Sharjeel Usmani, who had hailed Delhi riots shooter Shahrukh as 'Mujahid', has been 'picked up' by UP Police.

From Vikas Dubey has reached Nepal to he may be encountered ‘because he knows dirty secrets’: Read how conspiracy theorists spun yarns

As Vikas Dubey was on the run, the journalists kept themselves busy conjuring up various conspiracy theories.

Kanpur encounter: Notorious gangster Vikas Dubey arrested at police station in Ujjain

The notorious gangster was arrested by the Madhya Pradesh police after he had managed to escape after unleashing terror on the Uttar Pradesh policemen on July 2 late night killing eight policemen including a DSP.

Netizens ask Netflix to cancel comedian Kenny Sebastian’s special show after he hurls obscene abuses

Social media users are demanding that Netflix reconsiders special show of Indian comic Kenny Sebastian after he was allegedly found hurling obscene abuses to people on his Instagram page.

Uttar Pradesh: Two aides of criminal Vikas Dubey shot dead by the police, 3 killed so far

Prashant Mishra, an aide of Vikas Dubey, was shot in the leg while trying to escape during his transit to Kanpur. He was admitted in hospital in a critical condition and later succumbed to injuries.

Jammu and Kashmir: Ex-BJP district President Wasim Bari killed by terrorists, father and brother also murdered

Former BJP Bandipora President Wasim Bari killed by terrorists who shot at him outside his shop

Recently Popular

Australian surfer Carmen Greentree abducted and raped for 2 months in a houseboat in Kashmir in 2004, pressurised to convert to Islam

Carmen Greentree has penned a book titled "A Dangerous Pursuit of Happiness" narrating her abduction and rape in Kashmir.

Jyoti Basu is the mass murderer India forgot

Please don’t feel bad about speaking ill of the Late Jyoti Basu. If there is another world, be certain that there are (at least) 28,000 voices from the other side backing you up.

Only Muslims go to heaven, Ravish Kumar-like non-Muslims can only hope for a mild level of hell: Dr Zakir Naik explains

Naik said that virtues like honesty and charity cannot ensure qualifying marks for heaven or Jannah. Only Muslims can go to heaven and non-Muslims will go to hell by default, he says.

Payal Rohatgi’s Twitter account suspended, the actress says she is being targeted by ‘liberals and extremists’

Payal Rohatgi has stated that her efforts to share facts has been projected in a bad light by liberals and extremists who control Twitter.

Netizens ask Netflix to cancel comedian Kenny Sebastian’s special show after he hurls obscene abuses

Social media users are demanding that Netflix reconsiders special show of Indian comic Kenny Sebastian after he was allegedly found hurling obscene abuses to people on his Instagram page.

The dark, disturbing world of mean and hateful ‘sly’ Bollywood insider gossip featuring Rajeev Masand, PinkVilla and others

Following Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide, prominent film journalists and critics were accused of writing vile 'blinds' aka unverified, vile gossip.

HRD Minister clears the air about the exclusion of some chapters from CBSE syllabus for current year, calls MSM’s reporting sensationalism

HRD Minister said that news reporter are sensationalizing the removal of chapters from CBSE syllabus due to lockdoown

Unconfirmed reports of Newslaundry columnist Sharjeel Usmani being ‘picked up’ by UP Police emerge on social media

Islamists and 'liberals' claimed on social media that Newslaundry columnist Sharjeel Usmani, who had hailed Delhi riots shooter Shahrukh as 'Mujahid', has been 'picked up' by UP Police.

“Opening doors and windows help virus escape”: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee shares her wisdom on fighting Coronavirus

Responding to remands of air-conditioners from doctors, Mamata Banerjee advised them to keep doors and windows open

Bangladesh: Video of Muslims destroying fence of 200-year-old Hindu temple goes viral on social media

Hindus in Bangladesh claim that fence of 200 year old Shiva temple was destroyed by Muslims, video goes viral

From Vikas Dubey has reached Nepal to he may be encountered ‘because he knows dirty secrets’: Read how conspiracy theorists spun yarns

As Vikas Dubey was on the run, the journalists kept themselves busy conjuring up various conspiracy theories.

Kanpur encounter: Notorious gangster Vikas Dubey arrested at police station in Ujjain

The notorious gangster was arrested by the Madhya Pradesh police after he had managed to escape after unleashing terror on the Uttar Pradesh policemen on July 2 late night killing eight policemen including a DSP.

Netizens ask Netflix to cancel comedian Kenny Sebastian’s special show after he hurls obscene abuses

Social media users are demanding that Netflix reconsiders special show of Indian comic Kenny Sebastian after he was allegedly found hurling obscene abuses to people on his Instagram page.

Uttar Pradesh: Two aides of criminal Vikas Dubey shot dead by the police, 3 killed so far

Prashant Mishra, an aide of Vikas Dubey, was shot in the leg while trying to escape during his transit to Kanpur. He was admitted in hospital in a critical condition and later succumbed to injuries.

Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

Live statistics and tracking of news related to COVID-19 coronavirus with focus on India.

Connect with us

235,230FansLike
401,495FollowersFollow
271,000SubscribersSubscribe