GRSE launches Indian Navy survey vessel ‘INS Nirdeshak’

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'Nirdeshak', the second of the four Survey Ship (SVL) projects under construction for the Indian Navy, was launched on 26 May 2022 at Kattupalli, Chennai.

  • Nirdeshak is the second ship in the four survey vessel project under construction by Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) in association with L&T Shipbuilding.

  • The first class ship 'Sandhyak' was launched on 5 December 2021 at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata.

  • Of the four SVL ships, three are being partially constructed at L&T at Kattupalli under a collaborative approach between GRSE and L&T Shipbuilding.

  • The ship was launched by Sarbani Dasgupta, wife of Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.

  • It is named after the erstwhile Nirdeshak , who retired from the Indian Navy in December 2014 after 32 years of illustrious service.

  • These ships are built from indigenously developed DMR 249-A steel by Hull Steel Authority of India Limited.

  • With the capacity to carry four survey motor boats and an integrated helicopter, the primary role of the ships will be to undertake full scale coastal and deep water hydrographic surveys of ports and shipping channels.

  • About Indian Navy 

  • The Indian Navy was organised in the year 1612 AD as the war-fighting army of the East India Company under the name Indian Marine.

  • In 1685 AD, it was renamed as "Bombay Marine".

  • On 8 September 1934, the Indian Legislative Council passed the Indian Naval Discipline Act and the Royal Indian Navy emerged.

  • Navy Chief - Admiral R Hari Kumar

  • Deputy Chief of Naval Staff- Vice Admiral Satish Namdev Ghormade

  • Indian Navy Day - 4th December

  • Recently the Navy's indigenous warships INS Surat and INS Udayagiri have been launched at Mazagon Dockyard in Mumbai.

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