IN LCU L56 was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice-Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.
- LCU 56 is an amphibious ship with its primary role being transportation and deployment of Main Battle Tanks, Armoured Vehicles, Troops and Equipment from ship to shore.
- LCU L56 would be administered and based in Port Blair under the NAVCC in ANC (Andaman Nicobar Command).
- It is the sixth ship of the Landing Craft Utility(LCU) MK IV class.
- Commissioning the ship, the Vice-Admiral congratulated the GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers) for being the first shipyard in the country to have built the 100th warship.
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Source: The Hindu