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Featured Image: GRSE CMD, AK Verma (extreme right) with senior Indian Navy officers at the commissioning of INS Kadmatt at Visakhapatnam on Thursday (07 January). Photo: MoD

Newsmen Bureau

Kolkata, 08 January: ANTI-SUBMARINE Warfare (ASW) Corvette, INS Kadmatt, indigenously built by the Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd has been commissioned by the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R K Dhowan, in Visakhapatnam yesterday.

Rear Admiral (Retd) AK Verma, chairman and managing director of GRSE was present on the occasion.

Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral GS Pabby and other senior officials of the Indian Navy were also present at the ceremony.

INS Kadmatt is the second of the four ASW Corvettes that GRSE is building for the Indian Navy. It is 109 meter long, 12.8 meter wide and has a deep displacement of approx 3,300 tons.

The ship’s main role is to protect the country’s maritime interests against possible submarine attack, and she is a potent platform for neutralising the enemy submarines using her weapons like torpedoes, rocket launchers and helicopters.

INS Kamorta, the first ASW Corvette of the series, was commissioned into the Indian Navy in August 2014. It is now an integral part of the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy.