GRSE HANDS OVER FAST ATTACK CRAFT ‘TIHAYU’ TO INDIAN NAVY
The Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), ÔTihayuÕbuilt by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata, was handed over to the Commanding Officer of the ship Cdr. Ajay Kashov on August 30, 2016 by Rear Admiral (Retd) A.K. Verma, C&MD, GRSE, at a ceremony held in Kolkata. GRSE had earlier built and delivered ten WJFACs to the Indian Navy dur- ing 2009 to 2011, which are proving well in service. Indian Navy has placed order for four more of these WJFACs as ÔFollowon’ ships. The first ship of the ‘Follow-on’ series of WJFACs INS Tarmugli was commissioned on May 23, 2016. The second FAC is INS Tihayu.