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|Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has launched the Indian Navy's fourth Project 28 Kamorta-class corvette, Kavaratti . The anti-submarine warfare (ASW) vessel was launched in Kolkata on 19 May.|
.The 109.2 m, 3,150 tonne Kavaratti has a hull and superstructure arrangement designed to reduce its radar cross-section. The Indian Navy claims that about 90% of the ship is indigenous. While the metrics for determining this figure are not known, almost all of the combat systems are assembled or licence-built in India. (Janes,com)
INS Vikramaditya (meaning "Brave as the Sun") is a modified Kiev-class aircraft carrier which entered into service with the Indian Navy in 2013. She has been renamed in honour of Vikramaditya, a legendary 1st century BCE emperor of Ujjain, India.