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INS Kamorta joins Eastern Fleet

INS Kamorta at the Naval Dockyard of the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. Photo: K.R. Deepak

INS Kamorta at the Naval Dockyard of the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. Photo: K.R. Deepak  

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Indigenously built stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kamorta was commissioned into the Navy’s Eastern Fleet at a grand ceremony here on Saturday.

Commander Manoj Jha read out the commissioning warrant in the presence of Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R.K. Dhowan, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command Vice-Admiral Satish Soni, Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition Vice-Admiral A. Subedar and Chairman and Managing Director of Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Rear Admiral (retd.) A.K. Verma.

Addressing a gathering later, the Defence Minister congratulated the Navy, the GRSE, and other public sector units and industries, and said the induction of INS Kamorta added thrust to the nation’s ongoing endeavour of indigenisation. He later unveiled the commissioning plaque and dedicated the ship to the nation. INS Kamorta is the first of the four ASW stealth corvettes designed by the Navy’s in-house organisation — Directorate of Naval Design — under Project 28. Measuring 110 metres in length and 14 metres in breadth and displacing 3,500 tonnes, the ship can achieve a speed of 25 knots. The ship is fitted with anti-submarine rockets, torpedoes and other weapons systems and an indigenous surveillance radar Revathi.

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