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GRSE lays keel for its first Indian ASW corvette

29th December 2021 - 04:30 GMT | by Mrityunjoy Mazumdar in California

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GRSE laid the keel for the fifth Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft on 21 December. (Photo: GRSE)

GRSE in India is proceeding with construction of anti-submarine warfare corvettes for the Indian Navy.

On 21 December, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) laid the keel for the fifth of eight coastal ASW corvettes known as Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASWSWC).

Crucially, this fifth hull is the first ASWSWC corvette built by GRSE at its premises, because the first four are being constructed under a public-private partnership by Larsen & Toubro Shipbuilding (LTSB) near Chennai.

Speaking at the keel-laying ceremony, Vipin K Saxena, GRSE chairman and MD, said that his company commenced production of the fifth hull in May.

To reduce build times, Saxena explained that ‘integrated construction’ methods have been fully

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