Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane on Thursday commissioned the Anti-Submarine Warfare stealth corvette, INS Kavaratti, into the Indian Navy. INS Kavaratti is the last in the series of four Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes built for the Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, a leading shipyard, under Project 28.
The timeline of the P28 class of ships built by GRSE was synchronised to factor in the unique indigenisation efforts, according to a release.
Special high strength warship-grade steel type DMR 249 A, was indigenously developed for these ships’ construction. INS Kavaratti and INS Kiltan are the first two major warships in the country to have the unique feature of superstructure made of Carbon Fiber Composite Material.
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