Working on its plan to sharpen its amphibious operations capabilities, the Navy signed a Rs. 2,100 crore contract with the defence public sector undertaking Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata for construction of 8 Landing Craft Utilities (LCUs).
The government had recently cleared the plan for construction of these vessels and the Navy signed the contract on Thursday under a plan that envisages delivery of the first ship in 35 months, Navy spokesperson Cdr. P.V.S. Satish said here.