Purchase of Amphibious Assault Vessels

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