Indian Navy Launches Anjadip, A Powerful Anti-Submarine Warfare Vessel

Anjadip is the third of the eight vessels per the deal signed between the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (abbreviated GRSE) in Kolkata and the Ministry of Defense in 2019.

An anti-submarine warfare shallow water craft (ASW-SWC) vessel constructed by Kolkata’s GRSE for the Indian Navy was introduced at the L&T’s Kattupalli Port facility on Tuesday.

Anjadip is the third of the eight vessels in the contract signed between the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers of Kolkata and the Ministry of Defence in 2019 (April).

Anti-Submarine Warfare Vessel “Anjadip” Constructed For India’s Navy Unveiled. Image Credit: @indiannavy / Twitter.

The vessel was titled after the island of Anjadip, situated off Karwar Port in Karnataka, signifying maritime importance, an official release mentioned here.

The Arnala class of vessels constructed by the GRSE would replace the Abhay class of Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes belonging to the Navy. They are designed to undertake anti-submarine activities in coastal waters, low-intensity maritime missions, and subsurface surveillance.

The vessels can boast 80% indigenization. Each ship measures approximately 77 meters in length and would have a displacement of about 900 tons with a max speed of 25 knots with an endurance of 1,800 nms.

The Commander in Chief associated with the Strategic Forces Command and Vice Admiral R B Pandit were at the launch ceremony.

Per the contract, four vessels are constructed by the GRSE in Kolkata while the rest have been subcontracted to Larsen and Toubro, Shipbuilding in Kattupalli.

References: Republic World, The Economic Times, NDTV.

Disclaimer :
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Do you have info to share with us ? Suggest a correction

Latest Shipping News You Would Like:

Get the Latest Maritime News Delivered to Your Inbox!

Our free, fast, and fun newsletter on the global maritime industry, delivered everyday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *