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THE TIMES OF INDIA, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2017

 

PRABHAT KHABAR, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2017

 

DAINIK JAGRAN, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2017

 

DAILY NEWS & ANALYSIS, NEW DELHI
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2017

 

DAINIK JAGRAN, KOLKATA
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2017

 

DAINIK JAGRAN, KOLKATA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017

 

BUSINESS STANDARD, KOLKATA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017

 

JANSATTA, KOLKATA
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017

 

PRABHAT KHABAR, KOLKATA
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017

 

JANSATTA, KOLKATA
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 04, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2017

 

THE TELEGRAPH, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2017

 

THE TELEGRAPH, KOLKATA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2017

 

PRABHAT KHABAR, KOLKATA
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2017

 

SANMARG, KOLKATA
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2017

 

JANSATTA, KOLKATA
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2017

 

PRABHAT KHABAR, KOLKATA
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017

 

THE HINDUSTAN TIMES, NEW DELHI
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

 

DAILY NEWS & ANALYSIS, NEW DELHI
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017

 

BUSINESS STANDARD, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017

 

JANSATTA, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE
Keel Laying of Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), ‘GRSE Yard 2115 & Yard 2116’

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd., Kolkata laid the keel of Yard 2115 & Yard 2116 (3rd & 4th  of the series of five Water Jet Propelled Fast Patrol Vessel) for Indian Coast Guard on 30 October 17 at its Main Works Unit.  The ‘Keel Laying Ceremony’, a major milestone in the ship construction process, was undertaken by Shri Kumar Krishna Debnath & Shri Prasanta Kumar Koley, of the GRSE, Main Yard, in the august presence of Commodore PR Hari, IN (Retd), Director, Shipbuilding (I/c), GRSE and Commandant Atul Kumar of the Indian Coast Guard. Senior Officials from the GRSE and Indian Coast Guard were also present. 

These ships will be constructed at GRSE, Main Yard by adopting integrated construction technology which will ensure higher percentage of outfitting during launching.

Fast Patrol Vessel’ an improved version of Inshore Patrol Vessel earlier built by GRSE for the Indian Coast Guard, with an efficient hull form developed in house and proved after extensive model testing to achieve speeds in excess of 34 knots. This fuel efficient & powerful platform is well suited for patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations. This ship will be fitted with state of the art Main Engines with advanced control systems & Water jet units and an ‘Integrated Bridge System’ integrating all Communication and Navigation Systems. This ship will also have improved habitability features with fully air conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel.

 

JANSATTA, KOLKATA
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

 

THE TELEGRAPH, KOLKATA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

 

THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS, KOLKATA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

 

THE TIMES OF INDIA, NEW DELHI
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

THE TIMES OF INDIA, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

BUSINESS LINE, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

BUSINESS STANDARD, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

PRABHAT KHABAR, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

DAINIK JAGRAN, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

THE TELEGRAPH, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

THE ECONOMIC TIMES, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

MILLENNIUM POST, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

MINT, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

SAKAL TIMES, MUNBAI
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

THE HINDU, VISAKHAPATANAM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

THE HINDUSTAN TIMES, MUMBAI
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

timesofindia.com
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

 

THE TIMES OF INDIA, KOLKATA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

 

PRABHAT KHABAR, KOLKATA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

 

EI SAMAY, KOLKATA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

 

BUSINESS LINE, KOLKATA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

 

BUSINESS LINE, KOLKATA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE
ASW CORVETTE BUILT BY GRSE IS COMMISSIONED

INS Kiltan, an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette indigenously built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, Kolkata was commissioned by Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, at Visakhapatnam today, 16 Oct 17 in the presence of Rear Admiral VK Saxena (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE.

Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition, Vice Admiral DM Deshpande, AVSM, VSM and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.
GRSE is the only shipyard in the country at this juncture which will be delivering 14 warships to the Indian Navy & Indian Coast Guard in next 02 years. 06 in this financial year and 08 in next year.

“INS Kiltan”, is the third of the four Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes that GRSE is building for the Indian Navy. “INS Kiltan’ is an extremely versatile ASW platform, 109 meter long, 12.8 meter wide and a deep displacement of approx. 3250 tons. The ship’s main role is to protect nation’s maritime interests against possible submarine attack. 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 that make 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 INS Kiltan is a great testimony to GRSE’s capability to design and construct frontline warships for Indian Navy.The basic design for these ships was developed by Directorate of Naval Design of Indian Navy and the detailed design was made by the Central Design Department of GRSE, Kolkata. The first two ships of the series INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt were commissioned in 2014 & 2016 respectively. Both the ships are now an integral part of the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy.

Kiltan has the unique feature of superstructure made of carbon fibre composite material. It is for the first time in the country that such a composite material has been integrated with steel hull of a ship and GRSE is the first shipyard in the country to have successfully achieved this feat. Use of this special material in superstructure has helped in reducing the overall weight of the ship resulting in greater stability of the platform.

Completion of this ship marks a significant stride made by the Indian industry in indigenisation of several high-technology state-of-the-art equipment/ weapons/ sensors which have been fitted to fortify these ASW Corvettes. It was only by the painstaking efforts put in by L&T which resulted in the successful developments of indigenous rocket launcher (IRL) and foldable hangar door. The contribution of M/s BEL in development of indigenous surveillance radar and ASW fire control system is commendable. The hull of the ship is built with special grade high-tensile steel, developed by DRDO and Indian Navy, and produced by M/s SAIL. These are the first major warships built in the country with special grade steel DMR 249A produced in India. Railess Helo Traversing system manufactured by the Engineering Division of GRSE, under Transfer of

Technology from M/s Mac Taggart Scott, UK, has been installed on these ships. Trainable chaff system developed by MTPF, Ambernath and indigenous guns manufactured by M/s BHEL Haridwar and Gun & Shell Factory, Cossipore are testimony to laudable efforts made by PSUs & Ordnance Factories towards indigenisation and self-reliance.

The weapon suite of the ship is formidable and is capable of engaging ships, aircrafts and shore targets besides having astounding ASW capability. This weapon intensive ASW Corvette has the distinction of being fitted with a very large number of indigenous weapons & sensors. The Indian industry, DPSUs, Ordnance Factories have played a vital role in manufacturing & supply of various weapons, sensors & equipment. Kiltan has also completed sea trials of a number of weapons & sensors prior to delivery of the ship.

 

PRESS RELEASE
GRSE & COOPER SIGN MoU

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), a Government of India undertaking - Ministry of Defence has entered into a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cooper Corporation one of India’s leading engine manufacturers, for joint development and manufacturing of small and medium diesel engines for marine application.
The MoU was signed by Sri Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director Finance on behalf of GRSE and Mr. Farrokh N. Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director, Cooper Corporation in the Pune on 16 Oct 2017.
This collaboration aims at setting up a fully indigenous product line of marine diesel engines specifically designed and developed for Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard, a home-grown alternative to multinational brands available in the market, currently. Cooper Corporation will helm the design & manufacture of these diesel engines for marine DG set application, ranging from 50 KW – 500 KW. GRSE will integrate these DG set at their workshop at Ranchi and subsequently sell it to their prospective customers – Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Shipbuilders in India and abroad.
Expressing his views on the tie-up, Sri Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director Finance, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), said, “We are happy to partner with Cooper Corporation for the development of high quality, clean and fuel-efficient engines to meet the requirements of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. This MoU will facilitate mutual sharing of best practices and expertise, making it a fine example of engineering, technology and product innovation collaboration between GRSE and Cooper Corporation.”

 

THE TIMES OF INDIA, KOLKATA
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, NEW DELHI
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017

 

PRABHAT KHABAR, KOLKATA
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE
HANDING OVER OF INS KILTAN

The third Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette named “Kiltan” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was formally “Handed Over” to Indian Navy today, 14 Oct 17 at GRSE, Kolkata.
The highly-sophisticated frontline warship was formally handed over by Rear Admiral (Retd) VK Saxena, Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE to Rear Admiral Kiran Deshmukh, VSM, Chief Staff Officer (Technical), HQ, Eastern Naval Command at a brief ceremony held in the presence of other senior officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE.
GRSE is building four ASW Corvette Class of ships under P-28 Project. The basic design for these ships was developed by Directorate of Naval Design of Indian Navy and the detailed design was made by the Central Design Department of GRSE, Kolkata. The first two ships of the series INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt were delivered in 2014 & 2015 respectively. Both the ships are now an integral part of the Eastern Naval Fleet of the Indian Navy.
These ships are 109 M in length with a displacement of 3250 Tons. The ships have a maximum speed of 25 Knots, with an endurance of over 3400 NM at 18 knots speed. They are designed to accommodate 17 officers and 106 sailors.
Kiltan’s role is to protect nation’s maritime interests against possible submarine attack. 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, both above and below the sea surface. An extremely low radiated underwater noise signature makes her difficult to be detected by sonar, whilst a specially designed 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 successful construction of ASW Corvettes with advanced stealth features bears testimony to GRSE's growing capabilities in building state-of-the-art naval combatants, comparable with the best in the world.
Kiltan has the unique feature of superstructure made of carbon fibre composite material. It is for the first time in the country that such composite material has been integrated with steel hull of a ship and GRSE is the first shipyard in the country to have successfully achieved this feat. Use of this special material in superstructure has helped in reducing the overall weight of the ship resulting in greater stability of the platform.
Some of the other special features incorporated in these ships for the first time in the country include Special high strength steel Type DMR 249A Indigenously developed for warship application. GRSE was also involved in developing the ‘Welding Process’ for this special type of steel. Rail-less Helo Traversing System manufactured by the Engineering Division of GRSE, under Transfer of Technology from M/s MacTaggart Scot, UK has been installed on these ships. GRSE is now supplying this equipment to other shipyards as well.
The weapon suite of the ship is formidable and is capable of engaging ships, aircrafts and shore targets besides having astounding ASW capability. This weapon intensive ASW Corvette has the distinction of being fitted with a very large number of indigenous weapons & sensors. The Indian industry, DPSUs and Ordnance Factories have played a vital role in development, manufacturing & supply of various weapons, sensors & equipment. Kiltan has also completed sea trials of a number of weapons & sensors prior to delivery of the ship.

 

DAILY NEWS & ANALYSIS, NEW DELHI
WEBDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

 

DAILY NEWS & ANALYSIS, NEW DELHI
WEBDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

 

BUSINESS LINE, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

 

HINDUSTAN TIMES, NEW DELHI
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

 

JANSATTA, KOLKATA
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

 

HINDUSTAN TIMES, NEW DELHI
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, MUMBAI
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, NEW DELHI
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

 

DAILY NEWS & ANALYSIS, NEW DELHI
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

 

PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

 

PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU (DEFENCE WING)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
COMMISSIONING OF INS TARASA

NS Tarasa, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai today. At an impressive commissioning ceremony, Vice Admiral Luthra expressed confidence that the new INS Tarasa will discharge her duties with élan and resolve, and bring laurels to the Western Naval Command and the Nation.
 
Complimenting the designers, builders, engineers, overseers, and the officers and the men whose efforts have fructified in the commissioning of the ship, he said that the ship is of proven design, has good endurance, low draught, high speed and manoeuvrability, thus making her most suited for her primary role of extended coastal and offshore surveillance and patrol. He reserved special praise for the ship’s crew and the Warship Overseeing Team, Kolkata for ensuring that the ship has been commissioned with all Weapon and Sensor trials completed. The passage of the ship during her maiden voyage from Kolkata to Mumbai, in rough weather, bears testimony to the seaworthiness of the ship.
 
INS Tarasa is the fourth and last of the follow-on Water Jet FAC's built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. The first two ships of the class i.e. IN ships Tarmugli and Tihayu were commissioned in 2016 and are based at Visakhapatnam; while the third ship INS Tillanchang was commissioned earlier this year at Karwar on 09 March 2017. These ships are an upgrade of the Car Nicobar class Fast Attack Crafts with the Indian Navy, which were also indigenously designed and built by GRSE, Kolkata.
 
INS Tarasa is 50 Meters long and powered by three waterjets which give it speeds of over 35 knots (65 kmph). The ship is armed with a 30 mm main gun indigenously built , and a number of light, medium and heavy machine guns to undertake costal defence operations. The ship is an ideal platform for missions like coastal and off-shore surveillance, EEZ Patrol, law enforcement as well as non-military missions such as Search and Rescue, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief. The commissioning Commanding Officer of the ship is Lieutenant Commander Praveen Kumar.
 
This is the second ship of the Indian Navy to be named INS Tarasa. The first INS Tarasa was in service of the Navy from 1999 to 2014. She was gifted to Seychelles Coast Guard as a symbol of India's partnership with friendly maritime nation in IOR. The new INS Tarasa will be based at Mumbai under the operational control of Western Naval Command.

 

THE TIMES OF INDIA, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

 

THE TIMES OF INDIA, MUMBAI
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, NEW DELHI
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, MUMBAI
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

 

HINDUSTAN TIMES, NEW DELHI
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

 

MINT, NEW DELHI
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE
GRSE BUILT FAST ATTACK CRAFT “INS TARASA” COMMISSIONED AT MUMBAI

Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), “INS TARASA” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, Kolkata was commissioned by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Naval Command at Mumbai today, 26 Sep 2017.  Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN(Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.

INS Tarasa is the last warship of the four “Follow-on” Water Jet Fast Attack Crafts (FO WJFAC), built by GRSE Kolkata. The first three ships of the ‘Follow-on’ Series of WJFACs INS Tarmugli, INS Tihayu & INS Tillanchang were commissioned into Indian Navy during 2016. GRSE is the pioneer shipyard in the country in construction of Fast Attack Crafts & the shipyard has already delivered 22 ships of this class to the Indian Navy, including INS Tarasa.

These ships are a further improved version of Fast Attack Crafts earlier built by GRSE for Indian Navy. The ship has an efficient hull form developed by the in-house Design Centre of GRSE and proved by extensive model testing, to achieve speeds in excess of 35 knots. The warship measuring 48 X 7.5 M with a displacement of around 315 Tons, has excellent manoeuvrability and modern accommodation for the crew.

Named after an island in the Andaman, INS Tarsa is fitted with three Water Jet Propulsion Systems powered by three Marine Diesel Engines each developing 2720 KW. These ships are also fitted with a CRN-91 indigenous 30 MM gun, to provide artillery fire support for coastal operations.

INS Tarasa also has the honour of being the first indigenously built warship to have successfully completed her Weapon trials prior delivery to the Indian Navy. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy. The Ship also has the distinction of being delivered with “Nil” Shipbuilders Liability The ship will be based at Mumbai under the operational control of the NOIC, Maharashtra.

With the Commissioning of ‘INS Tarasa’, GRSE has once again demonstrated it’s commitment to strengthen the maritime security of the Nation, thereby meeting the aspirations that the country has reposed on this Mini Ratna Shipyard.

 

BUSINESS STANDARD, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

 

DNA, NEW DELHI
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

 

JANSATTA, KOLKATA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

 

PRABHAT KHABAR, KOLKATA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

 

FINANCIAL EXPRESS, KOLKATA
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

 

INDIAN DEFENCE RESEARCH WING
WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

 

AEROMAG ASIA, LONDON
THURSDAY,SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

 

AEROMAG ASIA, LONDON
THURSDAY,SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

 

AEROMAG ASIA, LONDON
THURSDAY,SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

 

DSEi NEWS, LONDON
THURSDAY,SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

 

JANSATTA, KOLKATA
WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

 

BUSINESS STANDARD, KOLKATA
THURSDAY,SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

 

DAILY NEWS & ANALYSIS, NEW DELHI
THURSDAY,SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

 

SANMARG, NEW DELHI
THURSDAY,SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

 

THE TELEGRAPH, KOLKATA
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

 

JANSATTA, KOLKATA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
SATURDAY, AUGUST  26, 2017

 

BUSINESS STANDARD, KOLKATA
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017

 

EENNDU INDIA
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017

 

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, PORT BLAIR
MONDAY, AUGUST  21, 2017

 

THE TIMES OF INDIA, RANCHI
MONDAY, AUGUST  21, 2017

 

NAVAL TODAY.COM
MONDAY, AUGUST  21, 2017

 

HINDUSTAN TIMES, NEW DELHI
MONDAY, AUGUST  21, 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
21-August-2017

Commissioning of Second Ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV
‘IN LCU L52’(GRSE Yard 2093) at Port Blair

Dr. Jagdish Mukhi, Lieutenant Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, commissioned IN LCU L52 into the Indian Navy today at Port Blair. IN LCU L52 is the second Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV class to be inducted into the Indian Navy. The ship has been indigenously designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata. The commissioning of L-52 is yet another manifestation of the potential of the country’s indigenous design and ship building capability.

LCU MK-IV ship is an amphibious ship with the primary role to transport and deploy Main Battle Tanks, Armoured Vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to shore. These ships would be based in the Andaman and Nicobar Command and can be deployed for multirole activities like beaching operations, search and rescue, disaster relief operations, supply and replenishment and evacuation from distant islands.

The ship, commanded by Commander Kaushik Chatterjee, has a complement of 05 officers, 46 sailors and is capable of carrying 160 troops in addition. The ship, displacing 830 Tons, is capable of transporting various kinds of combat equipment such as Main Battle Tanks Arjun, T72 and other vehicles. The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced systems like Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS).

The remaining six ships of the same class are in advanced stages of construction at M/S GRSE, Kolkata and are scheduled to be inducted in the next two years. The induction of these ships will contribute to the nation’s maritime security needs and is in consonance with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s drive for ‘Make in India’.

 

THE TIMES OF INDIA, KOLKATA
MONDAY, AUGUST  21, 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE

Commissioning of Second Landing Craft Utility Ship - L-52 at Port Blair

1.            The Second of Class of Eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ships, named “L-52” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned by Professor Jagdish Mukhi, Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar at Port Blair today, 21 Aug 2017.  Rear Admiral VK Saxena (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were present during the ceremony.

2.            The LCU Mark IV ship is designed for multipurpose amphibious operations jointly carried out by Indian Navy & Indian Army for ensuring maritime security of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in Bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea. The ship is designed to transport by sea and beach at far away islands to deploy Army Tanks & Troops.

3.            Substantial improvement and changes to improve the ergonomics, habitability and layout of critical compartments has been implemented on this second ship L-52. This ship also has the honour of having successfully completed her weapon & sensor trials prior delivery to the Indian Navy. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy. This ship has also been delivered with ‘Zero’ Shipbuilders’ Liabilities.

4.            The ship is equipped with a Bow Ramp to enable Loading/Unloading of combat equipment and vehicles on beaching. The ship is designed with ballasting and de-ballasting arrangements to achieve desired trim for smooth Beaching Operations. Two Guns are also installed to provide Artillery fire support during Landing Operations.

5.            GRSE is building 08 ships under the LCU Project and the second ship has been commissioned today. The entire design of these LCU Mark-IV ships has been developed in-house by GRSE as per requirements specified by the Indian Navy. The ship is designed with twin propeller fixed pitch propulsion system powered by two marine diesel engines each developing 1840 KWs. Compared to the earlier LCUs operated by the Indian Navy, these ships are much bigger and have much better capabilities. Ship has modern habitability conditions with accommodation for a large contingent of Army Troops in addition to the ship’s crew.

 

THE TELEGRAPH, KOLKATA
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017

 

THE TIMES OF INDIA, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, AUGUST  18, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, AUGUST  18, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, AUGUST  18, 2017

 

DAINIK JAGRAN, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, AUGUST  18, 2017

 

BUSINESS STANDARD, KOLKATA
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017

 

THE TIMES OF INDIA, KOLKATA
SUNDAY, AUGUST  13, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE

GRSE laid the keel of 2nd Fast Patrol Vessel

1.    The keel of the 2nd of the series of Five Water Jet Propelled Fast Patrol Vessels for Indian Coast Guard was laid by GRSE on 11 August 17 at its Raja Bagan Dock Yard. The ‘Keel Laying Ceremony’, a major milestone in the ship construction process, was undertaken by Shri Bikash Kumar Basu, of the Raja Bagan Dockyard, in the august presence of Rear Admiral V K Saxena, Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE, Shri S.S.Dogra, Director (Finance), Shri A K Nanda, Director (Personnel), Commandant Atul Kumar of Indian Coast Guard and other senior officials.

2.    This ship will be constructed at Rajabagan Dockyard by adopting integrated construction technology which will enable GRSE to build the ship in a reduced time frame.

3.    ‘Fast Patrol Vessel’ is an improved version of Inshore Patrol Vessel earlier built by GRSE for the Indian Coast Guard, with an efficient hull form developed in house and proved after extensive model testing to achieve speeds in excess of 34 knots. This fuel efficient & powerful platform is well suited for patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations. This ship will be fitted with state of the art Main Engines with advanced control systems & Water jet units and an ‘Integrated Bridge System’ integrating all Communication and Navigation Systems. This ship will also have improved habitability features with fully air conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel.

 

HINDUSTAN TIMES,  NEW DELHI
WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017

 

DAILY NEWS & ANALYSIS, NEW DELHI
TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017

 

THE TIMES OF INDIA, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

 

THE TIMES OF INDIA, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

 

PRABHAT KHABAR, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

 

HINDUSTAN TIMES,  NEW DELHI
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

 

THE INDIAN EXPRESS, NEW DELHI
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

 

JANSATTA, KOLKATA
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

 

PRESS RELEASE

HANDING OVER OF SECOND MARK IV LCU CLASS VESSEL
"L52" TO INDIAN NAVY

The second of the eight “Mark IV LCU vessels”L52”, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was formally “Handed Over” to the Indian Navy today, 20 Jul 2017 at GRSE, Kolkata.

The ship was handed over by Rear Admiral V.K. Saxena, IN (Retd) Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE to the Commanding Officer of the ship Cdr Kaushik Chatterjee at a ceremony held in GRSE today. Brigadier SY Deshmukh, Chief Staff Officer (Technical) of Andaman and Nicobar Command carried out Final Inspection of the ship prior to acceptance by the Navy.

The LCU Mark IV ship is designed for multipurpose amphibious operations jointly carried out by Indian Navy & Indian Army for ensuring maritime security of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands. This ship is fitted with close to 90% indigenous content which speaks volumes for the indigenisation drive taken by MOD, Navy & GRSE.

The first ship of the Mark IV LCU vessels INS LCU 51 was commissioned into Indian Navy during 2016. Based on lessons learnt and feedback received from Indian Navy on first LCU L-51, substantial improvement and changes to improve the ergonomics, habitability and layout of critical compartments has been implemented on this second ship L-52.

L52 also has the honour of having successfully completed her Weapon & Sensor trials prior delivery to the Indian Navy. Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy. This ship has also been delivered with ‘ZERO’ shipbuilders’ liabilities.

 

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THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017

 

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GRSE signs MoU with Govt. for FY 2017-18

1.    The annual MoU signed, between Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta, Secretary, Department of Defence Production and Rear Admiral VK Saxena, CMD GRSE, details the targets and achievements expected on various MoU performance indicators of the Company during 2017-18.

2.    The Company has targeted to achieve a turnover of Rs. 1350 Crore which is about 40% more than actual achievements of last financial year (2016-17),

3.    During the current year, the company planned to spend Rs 50 crore as CAPEX for further strengthening the infrastructure facilities including improving the design capabilities for construction of P-17A ships.

4.    As part of Make In India initiative of the Govt. of India, GRSE has set a target to develop Indigenous Capability and Infrastructure for Assembly, Test & Trial of Marine Diesel Engines, at its Engine Plant at Ranchi, during the current Financial Year.

 

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HANDING OVER OF FAST ATTACK CRAFT "TARASA" TO INDIAN NAVY

The last warship of the four “Follow-on” Water Jet Fast Attack Crafts (FO WJFAC), “TARASA”, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was formally “Handed Over” to the Indian Navy today, 15 Jun 2017 at GRSE, Kolkata.

Named after an island in the Andaman, “Tarasa” is fitted with three water jet propulsion systems powered by marine diesel engines generating 2720 KW of power. She is also fitted with CRN-91 indigenous 30mm Gun, to provide Artillery fire support during attack missions.

The ship was handed over by Rear Admiral V.K. Saxena, IN (Retd) Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE to the Commanding Officer of the ship Lt. Cdr.Praveen Kumar at a ceremony held in GRSE today. Rear Admiral Sandeep Naithani VSM, Chief Staff Officer (Technical) of Western Naval Command carried out Final Inspection of the ship prior acceptance by the Navy.
Cmde. Ratnakar Ghosh, IN (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding), Mr Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director (Finance), Mr AK Nanda, Director (Personnel) and other senior officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE were present at the occasion.

The‘Follow-on’ WJFACs are a further improved version of the ten Fast Attack Crafts earlier built by GRSE for Indian Navy. The first three ships of the ‘Follow-on’ Series of WJFACs INS Tarmugli, INS Tihayu & INS Tillanchang were commissioned into Indian Navy during 2016. These ships have an efficient hull form developed by the in-house Design Centre of GRSE and proved by extensive model testing, to achieve speeds in excess of 35 knots.  The ships measuring 48 X 7.5 M with a displacement of around 315 Tons havean endurance of around 2000 nautical miles at 12-14 knots speed.  They also boast of modern habitability conditions with accommodation for 29 personnel. During the Sea Trials, Tarasa had registered a speed of 35.07 knots.

Tarasa also has the honour of being the first indigenously built warship to have successfully completed her Weapon trials prior delivery to The Indian Navy.Normally this activity is undertaken after the ship is delivered to the Navy.

With the handing over of “Tarasa”, GRSE has once again demonstrated its’ commitment to strengthen the maritime security of the Nation, thereby meeting the aspirations that the country has reposed on this Mini Ratna Shipyard.

 

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