GRSE Celebrates 64th Raising Day

Indian Navy

Kolkata: India’s leading warship building company Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE) and a Mini Ratna Category 1 Defence PSU celebrated its 64th Raising Day on April 19, 2023, with grandeur and enthusiasm.

The Raising Day event witnessed wholehearted and enthusiastic participation from all sections of GRSE employees in the presence of Cmde PR Hari, IN (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, RK Dash, Director (Finance), Cdr Shantanu Bose, IN (Retd.), Director (Shipbuilding), Mihir Kumbhakar, CVO, and senior officials of GRSE.

On the occasion, Cmde PR Hari released ‘GRSE Varta 2023’, an annual In-house Journal of the Shipyard. The award ceremony commenced with distribution of merit awards to Employees’ children and Employees were awarded for their exemplary performance under various categories. During the event, various cultural activities were also performed by employees and their family members.

The journey of Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd., a PCMM Level-2 Certified Company, dates back to 1884. The Company was taken over by the Government of India in 1960. First shipyard of independent India to build a Seaward Defence Boat (SDB) INS Ajay for Indian Navy in 1961, GRSE also built the first ever Indian Export Warship “CGS Barracuda”.

Over last 63 years, GRSE has built 789 platforms including 108 warships for Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, and Government of Mauritius & Seychelles Coast Guard – highest warships built & delivered by any Indian shipyard till date. From Frigates, Corvettes, Fleet Tankers, Landing Ship Tank, Landing Craft Utility to Survey Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels and Fast Attack Craft – the repertoire is rich and varied. In addition to shipbuilding, GRSE is also engaged in engine production and other engineering activities. The engineering division manufactures deck machinery items, pre-fabricated portable steel bridges and marine pumps.

GRSE embraced infrastructure modernization over past decades and delightful impact was perceived in the concurrent construction of 20 ships at a time. Team of highly skilled design engineers and state of art VR Lab & latest software cater to the in-house design capabilities. With proven credentials, the shipyard is on a growth path, reaffirming its motto “In Pursuit of Excellence and Quality in Shipbuilding”.