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Date: 16 Sep, 2014

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Press Releases 2014


GRSE Chairman Rear Admiral A.K.Verma, VSM, IN (Retd.) has been bestowed with the "Honor of Excellence" Award by the Hon'ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee


  • GRSE Chairman Rear Admiral A.K.Verma, VSM, IN (Retd.) has been bestowed with the "Honor of Excellence" Award by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The Award was bestowed to top industrial leaders, at the inaugural function of Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur (West Bengal). The others who were also felicitated on this occasion included Chairmen from SAIL, BHEL, HAL and CMD-TATA Steel, Director General CII, Chairperson - Development Consultant Pvt. Ltd.

GRSE has ranked 2nd nationally among Miniratna Companies in the Category of CSR & Sustainability, by a survey conducted by the India Today Group.


Commissioning of First indigenous Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette "INS Kamorta" built by GRSE Ltd, Kolkata on 23 Aug 14 at Visakhapatanam

INS Kamorta,first indigenous Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette ship built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, Kolkata was commissioned by Hon’ble Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley at Visakhapatnam on 23 August14. Admiral Robin K Dhowan, Chief of Naval Staff ,Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral AV Subhedar, CWP&A and Rear Admiral AK Verma (retd), Chairman & Managing Director,GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.

“INS Kamorta”, is the first of the four anti-submarine warfare corvette that GRSE is building for the Indian Navy. “INS Kamorta’ is an extremely versatile ASW platform, 109 meter long, 12.8 meter wide and a deep displacement of approx 3300 tons. The ship’s main role is to protect nation’s maritime interests against possible submarine attack and she is a potent platform for neutralising the enemy submarines using her weapons like torpedoes, rocket launchers and helicopter. The ship has got excellent stealth features which makes her almost invisible to the enemy, both above and below the sea surface. An extremely low radiated underwater noise signature makes her difficult to be detected by sonar, whilst the ‘x’ form of the hull and superstructure gives the ship a low radar cross section. The ship is equipped with total atmospheric control ventilation system making her fully capable to fight in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare environments.

The commissioning of Kamorta is a great testimony of our country’s indigenous shipbuilding capabilities. The ship has got an impressive indigenous content of almost 90%.

While speaking on the occasion, Defence Minister complimented GRSE, Kolkata for building such a fine ship for the Indian Navy with a very high indigenous content. He also expressed nation’s desire for indigenous manufacturer of Arms and defencegoods and impressed upon to reduce our import reliance in this field.

Rear Adm AK Verma, CMD, GRSE while addressing the occasion informed that after completion of modernization, GRSE is now at par with best shipyards of the world and is ready to meet challenges of building technolgically advanced warships for the Indian Navy.









Kolkata, Saturday, 12 Jul, 2014

India’s first fully indigenously built major warship, the anti submarine warfare (ASW) corvette - INS Kamorta -was handed over to the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), here in Kolkata today (July 12, 2014).

The super-sophisticated frontline warship was formally handed over by GRSE Chairman and Managing Director, Rear Admiral (Retd) AK Verma, VSM to the Commanding Officer of the ship Cdr. Manoj Jha at a brief ceremony in the presence of Rear Admiral Atul Khanna, VSM Chief Staff Officer (Technical), Eastern Naval Command and senior officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE.

The significance of the sturdy warship INS Kamorta, first in its class of four ASW corvettes being built by GRSE under Project-28 (P28) for the Indian Navy,stems from the fact that it is the first Indian Naval warship ever built in the country with almost 90% of indigenous content.

INS Kamorta is also the first Naval warship built in the country with indigenously developed special grade high-tensile (DMR249A)steel produced by SAIL (Steel Authority of India). The hull of the shipencompasses the bulk of sensors and weapon systems that are also indigenously manufactured by various IndianIndustries.

The foldable hangar door fitted for the first time with a rail-less helicopter traversing system fitted -- also a noteworthy first on any Naval ship - will give helicopter operations from the corvette decks a significant edge over existing platforms of other warships.

The ASW corvette brings to fruition a significant project in India's pursuit for self-reliance in indigenous warship building, bringing closer home Indian Navy's quest to be a 'Builder's Navy' as well as a true 'Blue-water Navy' with ships and submarines designed and built within the country.

Designed by ‘Directorate of Naval Design’ (DND), the successful construction of ASW corvettes with advanced stealth features also bears testimony to GRSE's growing capabilities in building state-of-the-art naval combatants comparable with the best in the world.


Kamorta to join the Navy

The Statesman, Dated 25 Jun, 2014


GRSE facilitates training

As part of the tripartite MoU signed on January 9, 2014, between GRSE Ltd, BESU (now IIEST) and Kolkata Police for imparting employment oriented vocational skill training to local youth, 275 youth have undergone vocational training in various trades. Certificates were given to the trainees at IIEST, Shibpur by CMD, GRSE Ltd, Rear Admiral A K Verma, IN (Retd); director (IIEST), prof Ajay Kumar Ray; DCP ( port division), V Solomon Nesakumar, IPS and director (personal), GRSE Ltd, R C Nautiyal.