Keel Laid for Second Ship (By 524, Malwan) and Third Ship (By 525, Mangrol) at CSL, Kochi

Indian Navy

Kochi: Keel laying of Second ship (BY 524, Malwan) and third ship (BY 525, Mangrol) of Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW SWC) (CSL) project was presided by R Adm Sandeep Mehta, ACWP&A and R Adm I B Uthaiah, DG WDB, respectively on February 21, 2023, in presence of Madhu S Nair, CMD, Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) and other senior officials of Indian Navy and CSL at Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kochi.

With all major and auxiliary equipment/systems sourced from indigenous manufacturers, these ships are the proud flag bearer of “Make in India” initiative of Ministry of Defence.

Contract for construction of eight ASW SWC vessels was concluded with CSL, Kochi, in consonance with “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives of the Government of India.

These ships are being built with a service life of 25 years. The availability of these vessels will provide sub-surface surveillance in coastal areas with the purpose of detecting and neutralizing underwater threats.