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GRSE fulfilling orders ahead of schedule despite pandemic challenges

By India Blooms

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) recently held the ‘laying of the Keel’ of Yard 3024, a ship of the Advanced Stealth Frigate Project, P 17A. As per GRSE tradition, the Keel was laid by a senior operative Mithailal Pasi, Structural Fitter of Shipbuilding Shop at the Main Works Unit of GRSE.

Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani, AVSM, VSM, Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition (CWP&A), Indian Navy, and Rear Admiral GK Harish, VSM, Director General of Naval Design were present besides Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN (Retd.), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE, Cmde. Sanjeev Nayyar, IN (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding), Cmde. PR Hari, IN (Retd), Director (Personnel) and RK Dash, Director (Finance)and other senior officials of the Indian Navy and GRSE.

The company said in a release that the contract for construction of three Stealth Frigates under Project 17A is the largest ever order awarded to the shipyard by the Ministry of Defence with a value of over Rs.19,293 crores.

The shipyard, despite all challenges amid Covid-19 pandemic, had launched the first ship of P17A Stealth Frigate “INS Himgiri” ahead of schedule on December 14, 2020.

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