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Indian Navy gets first indigenous anti-submarine warfare corvette

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ASW INS Kamorta.

NEW DELHI (BNS): Indian Navy has received INS Kamorta, the country's first indigenous anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette, built by Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE).

The warship was formally handed over by GRSE chairman and managing director Rear Admiral (Retd) A K Verma to the Navy at a brief ceremony held at Kolkata on July 12.

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

The super sophisticated frontline warship is also the first vessel manufactured in India with indigenously developed special grade high-tensile steel produced by state-owned Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).

"INS Kamorta is the first naval warship built in the country with indigenously developed special grade high-tensile (DMR249A) steel produced by Steel Authority of India. The hull of the ship encompasses the bulk of sensors and weapon systems that are also indigenously manufactured by various Indian industries," GRSE said.

Armed with stealth features, it is also the first warship equipped with the new trainable chaff launcher - Kavach.

The warship was designed by the Directorate of Naval Design (DND).

Work on the project began in 2006.

The ASW corvette has brought to fruition a significant project in India's pursuit for self-reliance in indigenous warship building, bringing closer home Indian Navy's quest to become a 'Builder's Navy' as well as a true 'Blue-water Navy' with ships and submarines designed and built within the country.

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