INS Karuva commissioned

INS Karuva is the 10th indigenously built Fast Attack Craft (FAC) of the Indian Navy, which was recently commissioned by Air Marshal K J Mathews, Commander-in-Chief, Strategic Forces Command at the Naval Base in Visakhapatnam.

“Karuva” is named after an island situated on a tributary of river Kabani in Kerala.

INS Karuva is built for extended coastal and offshore surveillance and patrol, with advanced MTU engines and latest communication sets, INS Karuva, like INS Koswari (which commissioned earlier on July 12, 2011) , will also be based at Karwar, for Coastal Patrol and Anti-Piracy missions along the Konkan Coast and the Lakshadweep group of islands.

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