- Hindustan Shipyard Limited, the largest shipyard on the East Coast, is ready to take up construction of next generation Indigenous Aircraft Carrier-II, build 60,000-tonne carrier.with nuclear power or using conventional diesel or gas turbines.
- IAC-II will be the largest and biggest with an air compliment of 50-plus aircraft. HSL, which was acquired by the MoD in February 2010, due to its strategic location, is making efforts to achieve a turnaround once it gets high-value orders.
- HSL had sought clarification on beam and flight deck overhang and other requirements for the prestigious project. HSL, set up in 1941, has slipways, covered building dock, dry dock, and advanced facilities for shipbuilding, repairs and submarine retrofitting.