Third ASW SWC class ship 'Anjadeep' launched at Chennai

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Third-ASW-SWC-class-ship-'Anjadeep'-launched-at-ChennaiThe third ship of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW SWC) project 'Anjadeep' was launched on June 13, 2023 at M/s L&T, Kattupalli.

An Overview of the News

  • Kattupalli is a suburb located north of Chennai, a metropolitan city in Tamil Nadu, India.

  • The launch function was presided over by VADM RB Pandit, C-in-C (SFC).

  • The ship has been named 'Anjadeep' to reflect the strategic maritime importance of Anjadeep Island.

  • The ASW SWC ships are being built by M/s GRSE for the Indian Navy.

Signing of contract for construction of ASW SWC ships:

  • The contract for construction of eight ASW SWC ships was signed between MoD and GRSE on April 29, 2019.

  • Four ships are being built at GRSE, Kolkata, while the remaining four ships are being built by M/s L&T Shipbuilding, Kattupalli.

  • The ASW SWC ships are designed to replace the in-service Abhay class ASW corvettes and are meant for anti-submarine operations in coastal waters, low intensity maritime operations (LIMO), mine laying operations and subsurface surveillance in coastal waters.

  • The ASW SWC ships have a length of 77 metres, a displacement of 900 tonnes, a maximum speed of 25 knots and an endurance of 1800 nautical miles.

  • The launch of the three ships within six months reflects India's commitment towards indigenous shipbuilding and the government's vision of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'.

About Tamil Nadu

  • The state was formed on 26 January 1950 but its boundaries were redrawn on 14 January 1969.

  • It is situated at the mouth of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.

Governor - Ravindra Narayan Ravi

Chief Minister - MK Stalin

Assembly seats - 235 seats

Rajya Sabha seats - 18

Lok Sabha seats - 39

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