Spotlight on Indian corvette [ID14D1]

05 November 2014

With a history dating back to 1884, Kolkata- based Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) boasts a proud pedigree in the design and production of naval vessels, symbolised by the recent delivery of the first Project 28 corvette to the Indian Navy.

Having built India’s first indigenous warship – the seaward defence vessel INS Ajay – in 1961, the company has gone on to deliver a further 91 warships to customers including the Indian Navy, the Indian Coast Guard, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the government of Mauritius.

GRSE (Hall A, Stand A089.) has grown its in-house design capability, extending from concept formulation through to detail production design. Furthermore, its naval shipbuilding experience spans guided missile frigates, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvettes, missile corvettes, fleet tankers, landing ships, landing craft, survey vessels, fast attack craft, inshore patrol vessels, hovercraft and fast interceptor boats.

The yard’s current flagship programme is the construction of four new-generation Project 28 ASW corvettes for the Indian Navy. The first-of-class, INS Kamorta, was handed over to the Indian Navy in July 2014 and commissioned into service on 23 August.

Alongside its shipbuilding operations, GRSE also manufactures other engineering products. It also operates an MTU engine overhaul facility under a licence agreement with MTU Asia.

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