INS Kavaratti is the last of the four Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes built by the GRSE for the Indian Navy under Project P28. All trials of the ship have been successfully conducted, and now Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) has delivered the fourth Kamorta-class anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette, INS Kavaratti (P31), to the Indian Navy on Feb. 18.
The ship is the 104th warship constructed and delivered by the GRSE and is the last in the series of Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes (ASWC). The first three warships in the series, INS Kamorta, INS Kadmatt, and INS Kiltan were already inducted into the Indian Navy as part of “Project 28”. INS Kavaratti has been built in such a way that it will not be affected by nuclear, chemical and biological wars. The warship can achieve top speeds of 25 knots per hour.
The ship has a carbon composite superstructure, which has been flawlessly integrated with the steel hull through technology developed by the GRSE. The carbon composite superstructure provides the advantage of the lower weight of the warship, thus increasing its stability, maneuverability and faster acceleration.
“Project 28” was launched in the year 2003 and the corvettes are named after islands in the Lakshadweep archipelago. These anti-submarine warfare corvettes are indigenously produced by the GRSE which put India in the elite club of countries. Very few countries have stealth ships. It is nice to see that India is making its place in the world. hard decisions are being taken by India for the welfare of the country’s growth.
In the last three to four years, the vision of India has been changed and the world’s perception towards India is also changing. It’s because of the fact that India is attaining a meteoric rise and its progress is well documented.