The Indian government has deferred the appeal of state-owned shipyard to participate in the project to construct four amphibious warfare vessels for the Indian Navy. The worth of the project is expected to be around Rs 25,000 crore. Last year the Indian Navy had issued tenders to three private shipyards- Pipavav, ABG and L & T that would be allowed to take part in the tender along with their foreign partners. Similarly, the Defence Ministry had rejected the plea of public sector firms to take part in Rs 15,000 crore tender to build 56 transport aircraft for the Air Force and allowed only private players to take part in it.

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