Steel Cutting of Third Cadet Training Ship Held at L&T Shipyard, Kattupalli

Defence Industry
New Delhi. Steel Cutting ceremony of the third Cadet Training Ship (Yard-18005) was held at L&T Shipyard, Kattupalli, on April 20, 2024. The ceremony was presided by Giridhar Aramane, Defence Secretary in the presence of Arun Ramchandani, Executive Vice President, L&T Precision Engineering & System other senior officials from Indian Navy and L&T were present for the occasion. 
The contract for indigenous design and construction of three Cadet Training Ships was concluded between MoD and L&T in March 2023.
These Cadet Training Ships will be utilised for training officer cadets at sea after their basic training ashore.  These ships will also extend training facility to cadets from friendly foreign countries. These ships are likely to be delivered to the Indian Navy commencing September 2026.
This is yet another significant milestone in Indian Navy’s pursuit towards indigenous shipbuilding and is in consonance with Government of India’s vision of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India’ initiative.