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'Amini' -Indian Navy's 4th Anti-Submarine Warfare Craft launched

Utkarsh Classes 17-11-2023
'Amini' -Indian Navy's 4th Anti-Submarine Warfare Craft launched Defence 4 min read

The Indian Navy launched Amini, the most sophisticated and cutting-edge shallow watercraft for anti-submarine warfare. The fourth of eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW-SWC) projects is called "Amini." In Tamil Nadu's Kattupalli, it was introduced. Chief of Materiel Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani conducted the launch ceremony. The fourth of eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts (ASW SWC) that Defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) is constructing for the Indian Navy, INS Amini, was launched.

What is Amini?

  • Amini was constructed by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) constructs for the Indian Navy.
  • The name 'Amini' refers to the strategic maritime importance of the island of Amini in Lakshadweep, which is located roughly 400 km west of Kochi.
  • The 77m long ASW SWC ships have a displacement of 900 tonnes, a top speed of 25 knots, and an endurance of around 1800 nautical miles.
  • CSL began project construction on December 1, 2020, with the steel-cutting of the first ASW-SWC vessel, Mahe (BY 523) in Kochi.
  • GRSE began the building of two further boats under its contract in July 2021, with corresponding steel-cutting ceremonies, while the keel of the first vessel was laid on August 6, 2021. 
  • On December 1, 2021, CSL began steel-cutting the fourth and fifth boats in the series.

Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW-SWC)

  • The Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW-SWC) corvettes are a kind of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) vessel being developed for the Indian Navy.
  • They were intended to replace the Indian Navy's outdated Abhay-class corvettes.
  • They were also intended to perform secondary functions, such as minelaying, search and rescue, and defence against unauthorised aircraft (SAR).
  • They will conduct anti-submarine operations in coastal seas, as well as LIMO and mine-laying missions.
  • Name :Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW-SWC)
  • Builders: Cochin Shipyard (CSL) , Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE)  
  • Operators: Indian Navy
  • Preceded by: Abhay-class corvettes 
  • Succeeded by: Next Generation Missile Vessels

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE)

  • Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, based in Kolkata, is one of India's leading shipyards.
  • It constructs and repairs commercial and naval ships. GRSE also constructs export ships.
  • In 1960, the Government of India nationalised the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE).
  • Garden Reach Workshop was founded in 1884 as a small privately held firm on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, and it was renamed Garden Reach Workshops Limited in 1961. 
  • The name was again changed to “ Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited” on December 31, 1976. 
  • In September 2006, it was granted Miniratna status, along with financial and operational autonomy.
  • It is India's first shipyard to produce 100 warships.
  • GRSE has shipyards in Kolkata and a diesel engine facility in Ranchi.

FAQ

Answer. The Indian Navy launched the anti-submarine warfare watercraft Amini.

Answer. The fourth Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW-SWC) project is called Amini.

Answer. Amini anti-submarine warfare watercraft was constructed by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE).

Answer. The Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd is based in Kolkata.

Answer. The Government of India nationalised the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) in 1960.
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