INS Kamorta: India’s first indigenous warship delivered to Indian Navy
Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) delivered to the Indian Navy country’s first indigenously built warship INS Kamorta. The highly sophisticated Anti-Submarine Warship (ASW), the first in its class of four corvettes being built by GGRSE for the Navy was built with indigenous steel produced by SAIL’s Bhilai Steel Plant.
The corvette is the first naval warship built in the country with indigenously developed special grade high-tensile (DMR249A) steel produced by Steel Authority of India. The hull of the ship carries the bulk of sensors and weapon systems that are also indigenously developed by various Indian industries.
The ASW is a significant advancement towards India’s quest to self-reliance in indigenous warship building. It also brings the Indian Navy’s pursuit to be a ‘Builder’s Navy’ as well as a true ‘Blue-water Navy’ with ships and submarines being designed and built indigenously.