The fourth and final anti-submarine warship INS Kavaratti, built by the warship-making public sector defence venture Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), will be inducted into the Navy today. Army Chief General MN Narwane will witness this golden moment. The remarkable thing is that 90 per cent of the INS Kavaratti is entirely indigenous, and GRSE, which has given shape to this indigenous warship, has so far made about 90 warships.
GRSE has a record of making most warships. This company has built 90 warships for India. Also, more than 700 vessels have been made for different countries so far. Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Mauritius Coast Guard are regular customers of this company.
GRSE Major ProductsFrigateASW CorvetteMissile CorvetteLanding Ship TankLanding Craft UtilitySurvey VesselFleet replacement tankerOffshore Petrol VesselEnrol Patrol Vessel and Fast Petrol VesselWater jet fast attack craftHover CraftFast interceptor boat
Initiative under Make in IndiaGRSEs are manufactured ships for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard under the “Make in India” initiative of the Central Government. This provides a competitive advantage to indigenous manufacturers. Recently, the Ministry of Defense prohibited all defense equipment since Indian companies increasingly make new defense equipment in India. One of them is also GRSE.
As part of the “Make in India” initiative, the company has made considerable efforts in the last few years to increase indigenization.