India Orders 16 Shallow Water ASW Craft

April 30, 2019 – Contracts for Sixteen Anti Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW SWC) ships have been signed for construction of eight ships each from M/s CSL, Kochi and GRSE, Kolkata respectively. delivery of ships is scheduled to commence from October 22, with two ships per year subsequently, by each shipyard. In view of India’s vast coastline of 7516.6 kilometer with 12 Major ports, 184 minor ports and 1197 Island territories, coastal surveillance for ASW operations is considered critical. Induction of these specialized ships with lower draught, would significantly…

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INS LCU L55 Commissioned at Port Blair

December 19, 2018 – Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, AVSM, VSM, Vice Chief of Naval Staff, commissioned IN LCU L55 into the Indian Navy today at Port Blair. IN LCU L55 is the fifth ship of Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV class to be inducted into the Indian Navy. The ship has been indigenously designed and built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. The Commissioning of IN LCU L55 is yet another manifestation of the country’s indigenous design and ship building capability. LCU Mk-IV ship is an…

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GRSE Lays Keel of First of Three Type 17A Frigates

November 10, 2018 – Kolkata based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) touched a key milestone in its Project 17A today (10th November 2018) with the laying of the keel of the first of three Advanced Stealth Frigates. The keel was laid at GRSE’s Main Works Unit in the august presence of Vice Admiral K. B. Singh, PVSM, AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command. Rear Admiral V. K. Saxena (Ret’), Chairman & Managing Director and other senior officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE graced the ceremony. The…

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MOD signs contract with GRSE for supply of four survey vessels for Indian Navy

October 30, 2018 – Ministry of Defence has awarded contract for design, construction and supply of four Survey Vessels for Indian Navy to Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) Limited, Kolkata after it became successful bidder in the competitive bidding. The contract was signed between Ministry of Defence and GRSE here today. The contract was signed by Joint Secretary & Acquisition Manager (MS) Shri Ravi Kant on behalf of the Ministry and Director(Shipbuilding)Commodore S Nayyar IN (Ret’d) for GRSE, Kolkata. Request for Proposal was issued by Indian Navy to four…

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Commissioning of LCU L53 at port Blair 25 Apr 18

The third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV project was inducted into the Indian Navy today at Port Blair. The ship was commissioned as INLCU L53 by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, Commander-in-Chief A&N Command. Designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata, the ship showcases the immense potential of the country’s indigenous ship building capability and is in consonance with the national goal of ‘Make in India’. LCU MK-IV ship is an amphibious ship with a displacement of 830 Tons and is capable…

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Indian Navy commissions Water Jet Fast Attack Craft at Mumbai

INS Tarasa, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai today. At an impressive commissioning ceremony, Vice Admiral Luthra expressed confidence that the new INS Tarasa will discharge her duties with élan and resolve, and bring laurels to the Western Naval Command and the Nation. [smartslider3 slider=9] Complimenting the designers, builders, engineers, overseers, and the officers and the men whose efforts have fructified in the commissioning of the ship, he…

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