A contract has been concluded with M/s GRSE, Kolkata, in September, 2011 for construction of eight Land Craft Utility. These ships are likely to be inducted in the Indian Navy during 2013–15.
Defence Acquisition Council has accorded Acceptance of Necessity for induction of four large amphibious ships. Induction of these ships would help to enhance the amphibious lift capability of the Indian Armed Forces. The capability would also be useful for assistance to civil administration, disaster relief and other contingencies.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in written reply to Shri MV Mysura Reddy in Rajya Sabha today.
Indian Ministry of Defence