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Indian Navy Commissioned Its Seventh MK-IV Landing Craft Utility Ship

  • INLCU L57 is the seventh Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK-IV class to be inducted into the Indian Navy. The ship has been indigenously designed and built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. The commissioning of INLCU L57 is yet another manifestation of the country’s indigenous design and ship building capability.
  • Lieutenant General PS Rajeshwar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Commander-in-Chief A&N Command, commissioned INLCU (Indian Navy Landing Craft Utility) L57 into the Indian Navy on 15 May 2020 at Port Blair.

Indian Navy launches Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas

  • Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu – meaning Sea Bridge, as a part of national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas.
  • Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa and Magar are presently enroute to Malè in Maldives to commence evacuation operations from Friday as part of Phase-1.
  • Indian Mission in Maldives is preparing a list of Indian nationals to be evacuated by Naval ships and will facilitate their embarkation after requisite medical screening.
  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.