Keel Laying of 8th ASW SWC held at GRSE Kolkata

Keel Laying of 8th ASW SWC held at GRSE Kolkata

Kolkata: The Keel laying ceremony of the 8th ASW SWC (ex-GRSE) was held at M/s GRSE, Kolkata on 10 May 24. The ceremony was presided by VAdm B Sivakumar, Controller Warship Production & Acquisition in the presence of Cmde PR Hari, Indian Navy (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other Senior Officials from Indian Navy and GRSE.

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The contract for indigenous design and construction of 08 x ASW SWC ships was concluded on 29 Apr 2019 between MOD and GRSE, Kolkata. As on date, six ships of the project have already been launched with the delivery of first ship (Arnala) planned in Aug 24.

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Arnala Class of ship will replace the in-service Abhay class ASW Corvettes of Indian Navy and are designed to undertake anti-submarine operations in coastal waters, Low-Intensity Maritime Operations (LIMO) and Mine Laying Operations. 

Keel laying of Yard 3034, last ship of the Project is yet another significant milestone in Indian Navy's pursuit towards indigenous shipbuilding and is in consonance with the 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' and 'Make in India' initiatives of the nation.

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