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GRSE launched Neerakshi, India’s first Indigenous AUV

Published on August 11, 2023
Current Context: GRSE launched Neerakshi, India’s first indigenous AUV to detect mines, on July 29, 2023. Neerakshi is a Sanskrit word that means “eyes in the water” and it is a collaboration of Kolkata-based warshipmaker Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd and MSME entity AEPL.
GRSE launched Neerakshi, India’s first Indigenous AUV
  • Neerakshi is a 2.1-metre long cylindrical unmanned vehicle that weighs around 45 kg and can operate up to a depth of 300 metres.
  • It can be used for a variety of functions ranging from mine detection to mine disposal to underwater survey.
  • It is also equipped with sensors and imaging systems to aid search-and-rescue missions. Neerakshi is expected to undergo user trials by the Indian Navy, Coast Guard, and Army before a commercial launch.

Question:

Q.1 What is the name of the warshipmaker company that collaborated with AEPL to develop Neerakshi?
a. Hindustan Shipyard Ltd
b. Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd
c. Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd
d. Goa Shipyard Ltd

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