India's ship is coming in. Just like the Japanese, Koreans and Chinese before us, now Indians are set to become the latest big ship-builders.
With India's long protruding coastline, and its medium proximity to other resource-rich nations across the ocean, it's absolutely important for us to become a big sea-trading nation. Developing maritime commerce, along with our own big fleet of sea-going ships will also help us to improve our indigenous naval capabilities, as maritime defense will be of great importance as well.
Ship-building is also a good industry for creating blue-collar jobs, too. I can't wait for the day when India breaks the record for world's largest ship.