UPSC 2017: Best of PIB – March 28

Commissioning of INLCU L51
  • Commissioned into the Indian Navy on 28 Mar 2017
  • LCU 51 IS First of the Eight ships of the LCU Mk IV Class
  • It has been built by M/s Garden Reach Ship Builders & Engineers Ltd, Kolkata
  • It will play the following roles
    • The ship has been built to assist in amphibious operations by carrying out beaching operations
    • It will play a key role in carrying out maritime surveillance of Andaman & Nicobar Islands for preventing anti-poaching, illegal fishing, drug trafficking, human trafficking, poaching and other illegal activities
    • It will enhance the capabilities of the Andaman and Nicobar Command in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations