India set to get shipyard of global size

In 2010, when the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380 makes its first commercial flight from Indian soil, a similar milestone will be completed by the Indian maritime industry.

Three years from now, India is expected to join a league of nations that possess the expertise to build and repair huge ships up to 3 lakh dead weight tonnage (dwt). Currently, Indian yards can build up to 1.1 lakh dwt ships.