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Indian Navy Opens Virtual reality centre at Naval Design Directorate

Published Apr 13, 2019
Updated Apr 18, 2020

Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC the Chief of the Naval Staff, inaugurated the maiden ‘state-of-the-art’ Virtual Reality Centre (VRC) at the Directorate of Naval Design (Surface Ship Group).

This centre would provide major boost to the Indigenous warship design capabilities of Indian Navy, providing impetus to self-reliance and greater fillip to warship construction under “Make in India” initiative of the Indian government.

During his address at inauguration ceremony, Admiral Lanba complimented the Directorate for their untiring efforts, foresight and initiatives to conceptualise design and execute the project. This project will facilitate collaborative design reviews for continuous interaction between the designers and the end users to improve design and ergonomics onboard warships.

Directorate of Naval Design (Surface Ship Group) had a humble beginning in 1960s and since then has made major contributions towards indigenous warship design capabilities of the Indian Navy improving self-reliance for warship design and construction. The multi-disciplinary team has successfully developed 19 warship designs on which more than 90 platforms have been constructed todate.

From its humble beginning since 1960s the Directorate has made significant contribution in Indian Navy’s vision towards indigenous ship design and construction.

The multi-disciplinary team at the Directorate has developed 19 designs to which more than 90 warships have been built todate. Indian Navy’s design organisation, which is undertaking design of Aircraft carrier, stealth frigates, destroyers and corvettes for the Indian Navy is the Directorate of naval design.

The submarine arm of the design goes in for state-of-the-art underwater platforms and comprehensive end to end design support during project execution. Support for indigenous development of equipment and submarine systems is another thrust area towards realising the overarching strategic goals of the Indian Navy as per the Navy website.