Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has been recently awarded a Rs. 32000 Crores contract to manufacture 12 Mine Counter Measure Vessel (MCMV) for the Indian Navy. The project will be implemented from 2018-2025. These Minesweepers are to replace the Indian Navy’s ageing fleet of 12 Pondicherry and Karwar class minesweepers which are expected to be phased out by 2020. The Navy has a total requirement of 24 minesweepers.