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Vice Admiral P Murugesan, Vice Chief of the Indian Naval Staff During WJFAC Launch (Photo:PIB)

48 warships that include aircraft carriers, frigates, destroyers, submarines, corvettes and fast attack crafts are under construction in Indian Shipyards.

Vice Admiral P Murugesan, Vice Chief of the Indian Navy was speaking at the launch of three Water Jet Fast Attack Crafts (WJFAC) at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), Kolkata , on Tuesday.

Murugesan said that these 48 ships being manufactured for the Navy.

“It is a proud reflection of our indigenous capabilities that we are building all kinds of warships. GRSE has so far built 94 ships for the navy,” Murugesan added.

These follow on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft are powered by the latest 4000-series of MTU engines, along with advanced machinery control system and water jets and can attain a maximum speed of 35 Knots. The craft would also have the latest communication equipment and radars which would enable effective surveillance.

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