Vice Chief of the Navy lays the keel of the first warship of the ASW Shallow Water Craft Project
Updated: 07 Aug 2021 05:00 STI
New Delhi [India], Aug 7 (ANI): Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral SN Ghormade practically landed the first warship of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW SWC) project and the Third warship of the Survey Vessel Large (SVL) project for the Indian Navy on Friday.
The Defense Ministry, in a press release, informed that the ships are being built by GRSE under the Native Shipbuilding Program for the construction of eight ASW SWCs and four SVLs for the Indian Navy. âThe ships are partly built under a unique model of public-private partnership by GRSE at the L&T shipyard in Kattupalli. The laying of the keel is an important step in the shipbuilding process and indicates the fusion of various blocks in preparation for the construction of a ship. the press release read.
Speaking on this occasion, the guest of honor appreciated the efforts made by GRSE and L&T to reach this milestone despite the COVID constraints and the resulting blockages. He called it a remarkable achievement of the shipyard and praised the professionalism shown by all.
In addition, he stressed that the construction of these ships is a major boost for AtmaNirbhar Bharat and India’s âMake in Indiaâ commitment, most of the weapons, sensors and equipment being indigenous.
âThe ASW Shall Water Craft equipped with advanced underwater sensors and weapons will increase the Navy’s ASW capability. will also be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, âhe added.
Highlighting various challenges faced by the shipyard in executing the complex shipbuilding project, CMD-GRSE said that despite the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, production of the ships continued through the use of innovative solutions. (ANI)