Garden Reach Shipyard Gives Its 100th Warship To Indian Navy (Current Affairs)
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In today’s blog, we are going to discuss a recent development to the Indian Navy and also the firm which manufactured it.
Most of the vessels of the Indian Navy a total of 100 now are manufactured by the Garden Reach Shipyard Kolkata.
The development by this firm is continuously strengthening the Indian Navy in proving its dominance over the Indian Ocean.
So let’s not waste any time further and directly took you to the facts about Garden Reach Shipyard and its facts.
Facts About Garden Reach Shipyard And Its 100th Warship:
- Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers, (GRSE), is a 58-year-old Kolkata-based public sector company.
- On Saturday handed over to the Indian Navy the 100th vessel, it has made so far.
- GRSE makes vessels for the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and also for Mauritius Coast Guard.
- The 100th vessel, a landing craft utility (LCU), was handed over by Rear Admiral V K Saxena (retd.) chairman and managing director, GRSE to the commanding officer of the ship, Lt. Cdr.Gopinath Narayanan of the Indian Navy.
- Sanjay Mitra, Union defence secretary, Vice Admiral BK Verma, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Naval Command and other senior officers were also present at the ceremony,
- The ship is an amphibious vessel that can transport and deploy main battle tanks, armoured vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to shore.
- These ships are based at the Andaman and Nicobar Naval Command.
- These can be used in a variety of situations such as search and rescue, disaster relief operations, supply and replenishment and evacuation from distant islands.
- On March 27, GRSE handed over its 99th warship, ICGS Priyadarshini.
- It was an advanced fast patrol vessel (FPV) to the Indian Coast Guard.
- GRSE is executing an order for five Fast Petrol Vehicles for the Coast Guard.
- ICGS Priyadarshini is the first in the series.
- The LCU handed over on Saturday was the sixth among eight such vessels Indian Navy has placed an order for.
- The LCUs can move at a speed of 15 knots (27.78 km) an hour.
- Each can accommodate 216 personnel.
- LCU is equipped with two close-range naval guns to provide artillery support during landing operations.
- GRSE has built the largest number of ships for the Indian Navy.
- It has 67 of the 100 handed over to the naval forces.
- These include frigates, missile corvettes, and anti-submarine warfare corvettes, fleet tankers, landing ship tank, landing craft utility to survey vessels, offshore patrol vessels, and fast attack craft.
- GRSE is currently executing orders worth Rs 217 billion.
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