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India's first indigenous anti-submarine warship INS Kamrota handed over to Indian Navy

Jul 14, 2014 14:59 IST

India's first indigenous anti-submarine warship (ASW) Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kamorta was handed over to the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata on 12 July 2014. The ship was handed over to the Navy by Rear Admiral (retd) A K Verma, Chairman and Managing Director of GRSE, in a brief ceremony at GRSE’s Fitting-Out-Jetty.

INS Kamrota is the first in its class of four ASW corvettes being built by GRSE under Project-28 for the Navy. It is the first warship ever built in the country with almost 90 per cent of indigenous content.

It is armed with stealth features and is the first warship equipped with new trainable chaff launcher - Kavach. Besides, it is loaded with formidable array of weapons on board. These includes heavy weight torpedoes, ASW rockets, 76 mm medium range gun and two guns as Close-in-Weapon System (CIWS) with dedicated fire control systems, chaff systems.

The ship would be commissioned in August 2014 at Visakhapatnam and would form part of the Eastern Fleet under the Eastern Naval Command.

The ship’s keel was laid on 20 November 2006 and the ship was launched on 19 April 2010.

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