Defence PSU GRSE develops first of its kind portable assault bridge
Kolkata/IBNS: Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh recently virtually launched a Portable Assault Bridge at the Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd.
This first-of-its-kind bridge, according to the Defence PSU, was launched at GRSE’s 61 Park Unit , Kolkata.
Also present on the occasion were Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN (Retd.), Chairman& Managing Director, GRSE, Cmde. Sanjeev Nayyar, IN (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding), Cmde. P R Hari, Director (Personnel) and R K Dash, Director (Finance), among others.
Apart from shipbuilding & ship repair, GRSE is the only Defence Shipyard to have diversified into engineering business with a product profile of pre-fabricated steel bridges.
The Bailey Bridge Unit of the shipyard is engaged in designing, developing and installing bailey bridges for use in India and abroad (to Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar to name a few).
It was this unit which designed and developed the Portable Assault Bridge, which is made of Carbon Fibre Polymer Composite Material and can be used by pedestrians and light vehicles, and can be used in forward areas or for disaster management.