Anti-submarine craft INS Androth launched

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Anti-submarine craft INS Androth launched

The INS Androth, second in a series of eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW SWC), was launched in Kolkata on 21 March.

About INS Androth 

  • It is built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd for the Indian Navy.

  • It is 77.6 meters long and 10.5 meters wide.

  • It is powered by three diesel propellers, these ships can reach a top speed of 25 knots.

  • Its primary Role is to conduct anti-submarine operations in coastal waters, low-intensity maritime operations, and mine-laying operations. 

  • The first ship was delivered in December 2022.

  • The contract for construction of eight ASW SWC vessels was signed on April 29, 2019.

  • The commissioning of two ships of the same class within three months reinforces the Prime Minister's commitment to indigenous shipbuilding as part of the vision of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'.

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