The ship is the first in a series of four planned corvettes. “I am sure INS Kamorta will serve this country effectively for a very long time,” said Mr. Jaitley during his speech at the naval Dockyard in Vishakhapatnam on Saturday morning.
He also added, “In recent months, amongst the various initiatives that the government has undertaken is indigenous manufacturing of our defence deployment”.
The ship built with carbon fiber reinforced plastic, is the first in Indian Navy. It is designed by the Directorate of Naval Design (DND), an in-house organisation of Indian Navy.
It will clutch short-range Surface-to-Air missiles (SAM) and Active Towed Array Decoy System (ATDS). It can also carry an essential anti-subamrine warfare helicopter.