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NIRDESH the National Institute for Research & Development in Defence Shipbuilding aims to achieve complete self reliance in the strategic areas of R&D, Technology Development, Design, Skill Development and all related avenues leading to indigenous construction of Warships, Submarines and related platforms.

The institute will be a centre of excellence evolving and coordinating National efforts involving security forces, industry, academia, R&D agencies, persons of eminence and all other stake holders who will guide the primary aim of achieving complete and composite self reliance in shipbuilding in India.

NIRDESH functions as an autonomous society under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence, Department of Defence Production.

Registered Office of the Institute is at New Delhi. Head Office and R&D Infrastructure are coming up at Chaliyam, near Kozhikode (Calicut) at a site assigned by the Government of Kerala.

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