Reliance Infrastructure controlled Reliance Defence and Engineering (RDEL) has launched the first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) NS001 & NS002 at their shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat. The two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) are a part of five ships under P-21 project being constructed for the Indian Navy by RDEL.
RDEL is the first private shipyard in India to obtain defence production license and sign a contract for defence ships in 2011. The company is also engaged in construction of one Training ship and fourteen Fast Petrol Vessels (FPVs) for the Indian Cost Guard.
Reliance Defence and Engineering has a large ship building /repair infrastructure in India; it has one of the largest Dry Dock in the world.