Recently, the ARNALA ship is inducted into the Indian Navy.



  • The ARNALA ship is built under ASW SWC Project.
  • Arnala class of ships will replace the Abhay class ASW Ships of the Indian Navy and are designed to undertake anti-submarine operations in coastal waters and Low-Intensity Maritime Operations (LIMO) including subsurface surveillance in littoral waters.
  • The ship has been named Arnala to signify the strategic maritime importance accorded to the island of Arnala by the great Maratha warrior, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.


What is ASW SWC Project?

  • It is theĀ Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft project under which many ships are being built for the Indian Navy
  • The ASW SWC ships will be capable of detecting and neutralising various underwater threats.
  • ASW SWC ships have a displacement of 900 tons with a maximum speed of 25 knots and an endurance of 1800 NM.
  • These ships will have over 80% indigenous content, ensuring that large-scale defence production is executed by Indian manufacturing units thereby generating employment and capability build up within the country.