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ASW Shallow Water Craft (CSL) project

Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: PIB

 Context: The first three ships of the ASW Shallow Water Craft (CSL) project for the Indian Navy, named Mahe, Malvan, and Mangrol, were simultaneously launched on November 30, 2023, at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), Kochi.


About Mahe class ships:

They are part of the 08 x ASW Shallow Water Craft project and are equipped with indigenously developed underwater sensors for anti-submarine and maritime operations. The project aims for ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ with over 80% indigenous content. The first ship is expected to be delivered in 2024.

Aim: To undertake anti-submarine operations in coastal waters, Low-Intensity Maritime Operations (LIMO) and Mine Laying Operations.

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