The Navy has inducted a landing craft utility ship which will be deployed for a variety of activities including transporting battle tanks and other heavy weapons systems.
The ship – LCU L52 – was commissioned by Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Jagdish Mukhi at an event in Port Blair yesterday.
The Navy said in a statement in New Delhi today that LCU L52 is the second Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV class to be inducted into the Indian Navy.
The ship has been indigenously designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. It said the primary role of LCU MK-IV ship is to transport and deploy main battle tanks, armoured vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to shore.