Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE)

  • It is defence PSU and one of India’s leading state-owned shipyards, located in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • It builds and repairs commercial and naval vessels. It also has started building export ships.
  • It was founded in 1884 as small privately owned company on eastern bank of Hooghly River.
  • It was renamed as Garden Reach Workshop in 1916. It was nationalised by Government in 1960.
  • It has Miniratna status.
  • It is first Indian shipyard to build 100 warships. It is currently handling major project to make three Stealth Frigates for Indian Navy under P17A Project.
  • 100 warships built by GRSE so far range from advanced frigates to anti-submarine warfare corvettes to fleet tankers, fast attack crafts, etc.