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Garden Reach Shipbuilders wins Rs 6,311 crore Indian Navy contract

In parallel, Kerala state shipyard, Cochin Shipyard will build another eight ASWSWCs for the same price

GRSE is simultaneously completing an order for four ASW corvettes (pictured)
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GRSE is simultaneously completing an order for four ASW corvettes (pictured)

Ajai Shukla Kolkata
Kolkata-based defence shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) signed a Rs 6,311-crore contract with the defence ministry on Monday to build eight anti-submarine warfare shallow water craft (ASWSWCs) for the Indian Navy.
 
In parallel, Kerala state shipyard, Cochin Shipyard will build another eight ASWSWCs for the same price. These 16 vessels are being built in two shipyard simultaneously to shorten the delivery period.
 
The ASWSWCs will fill a worrying capability gap in the navy: the ability to detect enemy submarines in the Arabian Sea, where the unusually shallow sea bed reflects sonar signals emitted by submarine hunting

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First Published: Apr 30 2019 | 2:00 AM IST

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