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GRSE hands over 100th ship to Indian Navy
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GRSE hands over 100th ship to Indian Navy

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New Delhi, Mar 31: Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE) on Saturday handed over the 100th warship to Indian Navy at Kolkata.

The construction of the ship Yard 2097 (LCU L 56), the sixth of the class of LCU MK IV ships was overseen by Warship Overseeing Team.

Amongst the dignitaries who attended the ceremony held in GRSE included the Defence Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Command C-in-C Vice Admiral BK Verma and deputy chief of the naval staff Vice Admiral MS Pawar.

Indian Navy's amphibious operations capability including transport of troops, tanks and equipment will get enhanced with the addition of this Landing Craft Utility which will be based at Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an Indian Navy Spokesperson said.

The ship is commanded by Lt Cdr Gopinath Narayan and has a complement of five officers and 50 sailors. (UNI)