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Three ASWCs join Bharat Navy fleet

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Kerala (VSK). INS Mahe, INS Malvan and INS Mangrol, three Anti-Submarine War Carriers (ASWCs), have been handed over to Navy at Kochi. They are built in Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL). They are new feathers to the cap of CSL which built the first indigenously designed aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. CSL signed the agreement with the Defence Ministry, on April 30, 2019, for building eight vessels; the aforementioned three ASWCs belong to this contract. They are going to replace the Abhay Class warships Navy possesses now.

The ASWCs are designed to counter the submarine attacks, underground observation and deployment of mines, etc. They are capable of voyaging in shallow waters. The ships are 78 meter long and 11.36 meter wide. Its speed rate is 25 nautical miles.

Bharat is enhancing defence capability and progressing as the champion of the oceans on the three borders of the country – South, East and West. And, significantly it is all depending on its own intelligence, capability, capacity and power.

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