Kolkata: To commemorate India@75 as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, Defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE) and a leading warship building company of India commenced a seven day public exhibition showcasing its decades of legacy in shipbuilding, current and futuristic products at Science City Kolkata, Indian Maritime University Kolkata & Diesel Engine Plant, Ranchi GRSE from December 13-19, 2021.
The exhibitions in all three locations were virtually inaugurated by the Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh today. Cmde PR Hari, IN (Retd), Director (Personnel), Shri RK Dash, Director (Finance), GRSE and Senior Officials of GRSE were present at the inauguration ceremony.
The inaugural day of India@75 public exhibition also witnessed the participation from students of local schools and the general public at large to have a first-hand glimpse of GRSE’s shipbuilding operations, indigenous capabilities, and various classes of ships delivered to Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and friendly foreign countries. GRSE built Portable steel bridge models are also displayed at the exhibitions.
With the digital and physical displays, visitors can catch a glimpse of GRSE’s contributions to the nation’s self-reliance capabilities in shipbuilding and allied areas and its engagement with the people of Kolkata. These exhibitions are open to public from December 13-19, 2021 (10:30 AM to 5:30 PM), with no entry fee.
The Shipyard is currently executing four indigenous shipbuilding projects including three Advanced Frigates under Project 17A, four Survey Vessels (Large) & eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts for the Indian Navy and one Fast Patrol Vessel for the Indian Coast Guard. With focus on exports, the shipyard is building ships for export to Republic of Guyana and a government agency of Bangladesh.