Narendra Modi’s ferocious Make In India campaign has a new feather to its cap – on Saturday, India exported its first warship CGS – the Coast Guard Ship Barracuda to Mauritius. This first ever naval ship built by India for a foreign nation reached Kochi Coast for its final training in Aviation.
It would be interesting to note that CGS Barracuda’ measures 74.10 m in length. It costs $58.5. The CGS Barracuda is built by defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) in Kolkata
The Government of Mauritius had a set of requirements, according to which the ship is designed. Currently, it is commanded by Commander Rajneesh Kumar Dalal, He is an officer of the Indian Navy on Deputation to the Government of Mauritius. The ship was officially handed over to the Government of Mauritius in December.
The ship has a robust capacity of moving at a speed of 22 knots with an estimated displacement of 1350 tonnes. Not only this, it is capable of carrying 50 tones of dry relief and 20 tonnes of fresh or frozen material, along with a large amount of fresh water and fuel which can be delivered to any island.
The best part is that GRSE’s Chairman and Managing Director Rear Admiral A.K. Verma has said that they have been getting inquiries for building such ships from other friendly nations
This news is sourced from IndiaTV