Third ASW SWC class ship 'Anjadeep' launched at Chennai
The 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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