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Defense Ministry signs agreement with CSL to upgrade INS Beas

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 17-10-2023
Defense Ministry signs agreement with CSL to upgrade INS Beas Defence 2 min read

The Defense Ministry signed an agreement with Kochi-based M/s Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) at a total cost of Rs 313.42 crore in New Delhi on October 16, 2023. Under this agreement, mid-life upgrade and revitalization of "INS Beas" will be done.

INS Beas is the second steam-powered warship:

  • INS Beas will be the first Brahmaputra class warship to be re-powered by diesel instead of steam.

INS Beas to be upgraded and join Navy:

  • Following completion of the mid-life upgrade and revitalisation, INS Beas will join the Indian Navy's active fleet in 2026 with a modern weapon stock and advanced combat capability.

Benefits from this project:

  • This first transformative warship refit project will mark a significant advancement in the maintenance philosophy of the Indian Navy and the repair capability of M/s CSL.
  • This project will involve more than 50 MSMEs and will provide employment to more than 3500 people.
  • This project will be the proud flag bearer of self-reliant India in line with the Make-in-India initiative of the Government of India.

Mid Life Upgrade:

  • Mid-life upgrade, especially in the defense context, is an upgrade process designed to increase the utility and capability of a defense material.


M/s Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL)


INS Beas
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