National Institute for Research and Development in Defence Shipbuilding (NIRDESH) has initiated the process of appointing the consultant for preparation of master plan and detailed project reports.
NIRDESH institute is set up as an autonomous society under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence, Department of Defence Production. The foundation stone was laid on 4th January, 2011 at Chaliyam, Kozhikode, Kerala.
Defence Minister A K Antony heads the Board of Governors as the President, with representatives from the MoD, Indian Navy, Coast Guard and CMDs of Defence Public Sector Shipyards as members.
Presently one building is functional at the NIRDESH site. Government has assigned the charge of DG, NIRDESH to a Joint Secretary in Department of Defence Production, and support staff has been taken on deputation from Shipyards.
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