Press Esc to close
Friday 18 August 2017
News updated at 2:45 AM IST

Fast attack warship INS Karuva commissioned

Last updated: 25 August, 2011
Visakhapatnam (AP), Aug 25 (PTI) 16:12 IST

Indian Navy today commissioned highly maneuverable fast attack warship INS Karuva at the Eastern Naval Command here with an objective to thwart asymmetric threats emanating from the sea.

The warship is capable of operating in shallow waters at high speeds and is fitted with enhanced fire power for day-night surveillance and is an extension of the efforts by the Indian Navy to step up vigil post the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes.

"The navy's importance had increased tremendously after the 26/11 terror attacks in protecting the security of the country. The newly commissioned warship (INS Karuva) will definitely strengthen the navy's ability in future," said Commander-in-Chief, Strategic Forces Command Air Marshal K J Mathews while commissioning the warship.

Named after an island situated in Kerala, the 325-tonne INS Karuva, measuring 52 meters, could achieve speed in excess of 30 knots. The warship had a complement of four officers and 39 sailors.

Built for extended coastal and offshore surveillance and patrol the warship is fitted with advanced MTU engines and latest communication sets and follows the footsteps of INS Koswari commissioned on July 12.

INS Karuva, indigenously built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata, is the tenth such warship built by the GRSE, its Chief Managing Director Rear Admiral (Retd) K C Sekhar said.

Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command Vice Admiral Anup Singh said, Indian Navy has turned into "builders' navy from the buyers' navy" as it is now able to indigenously secure its vessels.

Karuva would be based at the Naval establishment in Karwar under the naval officer-in-charge (Karnataka) and would be deployed for coastal patrol and anti-piracy operations along the Konkan coast and the Lakshadweep group of islands, he said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A fruit vendor, holding an umbrella, waits for customers at a street in Kolkata on Thursday.

A fruit vendor, holding an umbrella, waits for customers at a street in Kolkata on Thursday.

Ranbir Kapoor, actor and co-owner Mumbai City FC meeting fans during the Indian Super League...

Ranbir Kapoor, actor and co-owner Mumbai City FC meeting fans during the Indian Super League...

India's Ramandeep Singh in action against Austria in their final encounter of the Europe Tour...

India's Ramandeep Singh in action against Austria in their final encounter of the Europe Tour...

People from Parsi community cut a cake to celebrate their new year, Navroze, in Ahmedabad on ...

People from Parsi community cut a cake to celebrate their new year, Navroze, in Ahmedabad on ...

Nail artist Murari Aditya, 75 years, shows his 38 inch long nails, at his residence in Kolkata ...

Nail artist Murari Aditya, 75 years, shows his 38 inch long nails, at his residence in Kolkata ...

The first batch of Dasara elephants being welcomed on their arrival at Mysuru Palace on Thursday.

The first batch of Dasara elephants being welcomed on their arrival at Mysuru Palace on Thursday.

: Participants struggle during a greased-pole climbing competition held as a part of independence...

: Participants struggle during a greased-pole climbing competition held as a part of independence...

Activist Irom Sharmila with her husband British citizen Desmond Coutinha after getting married...

Activist Irom Sharmila with her husband British citizen Desmond Coutinha after getting married...

A visitor looks at an art installation, symbolizing the partition of India and Pakistan...

A visitor looks at an art installation, symbolizing the partition of India and Pakistan...

Artist Sunil Paul gives finishing touches on a statue of St. Mother Teresa at his studio...

Artist Sunil Paul gives finishing touches on a statue of St. Mother Teresa at his studio...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.