Third Indian Cadet Training Ship Begins Construction at L&T Shipyard

New Delhi: The contract for indigenous design and construction of three Cadet Training Ships was concluded between Ministry of Defence and L&T in March 2023. Steel Cutting ceremony of the third Cadet Training Ship (Yard-18005) was held at L&T Shipyard, Kattupalli on 20 April 2024. 


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The ceremony was presided by Shri Giridhar Aramane, Defence Secretary in presence of Mr Arun Ramchandani, Executive Vice President, L&T Precision Engineering & System other senior officials from Indian Navy and L&T were present for the occasion. These Cadet Training Ships will be utilised for training officer cadets at sea after their basic training ashore. These ships will also extend training facilities to cadets from FFC. 


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These ships are likely to be delivered to IN commencing September 2026. This is yet another significant milestone in Indian Navy’s pursuit towards indigenous shipbuilding and is in consonance with GoI’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India initiative. The Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP 2012-27) envisages a force level of three Cadet Training Ships for Indian Navy.

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