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Cmde BB Nagpal is new GSL chief

By on January 01, 2019
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Cmde BB Nagpal is new GSL chief

The Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) announced Cmde BB Nagpal, NM (IN Retd), as its new chairman and managing director replacing RAdm Shekhar Mital NM (IN Retd) after four years and 10 months.

Cmde Nagapal is an alumni of Sainik School Bhubaneswar, IIT Delhi and Naval War College, St Petersberg, Russia. He has more than 32 years of  service and experience in the Indian Navy as a naval architecture officer before joining GSL as director (CPP&BD) in  2016. He has vast experience in building Destroyers and Corvettes and has been project director for the design of many front-line warships.

He has  held the coveted post of principal director of Naval Design at IHQ MoD (N), besides other appointments at Naval Dockyard and shipbuilding yards gaining a wide spectrum of experience in refits and shipbuilding. GSL has created an enduring culture of delivering quality ships before contractual schedules and today is on a strong foundation for  future projects. Cmde Nagpal aims to further consolidate GSL’s production performance and will be carrying forward the Advanced Missile Project to commence production by mid-2020.

He also plans to take the mine countermeasures vessel (MVMC) case forward for early conclusion of its commercial aspects. Additionally, he is looking at expanding the company’s diversified portfolio and adopting new technologies  to develop advanced systems and platforms for the future requirements of defence forces such as unmanned platforms and artificial intelligence-enabled systems.

Cmde Nagpal is known for good execution and will leverage the brand image and performance of GSL over the last few years to ensure exponential growth. He is known to take keen interest in sustainable growth and corporate social responsibilities to add value to the community at large.

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