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 Launch of LSAM 20 (Yard 130)

  • The Indian Navy has added the ‘Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile Barge, LSAM 20’ (Yard 130) to its fleet.

What is LSAM 20?

  • The Indian Navy has inducted LSAM 20 (Yard 130), an Ammunition, Torpedo, and Missile Barge (Storage). (constructed by MSME Shipyard, M/s Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane).
  • LSAM 20 permits the transfer, embarkation, and disembarkation of articles/munitions onto IN ships.
  • These barges are developed and manufactured in-house in accordance with the Indian Register of Shipping’s Naval Rules and Regulations. 


  • A Torpedo Cum Missile Barge is a specially designed watercraft used by the Indian Navy to transfer various types of ammunition, torpedoes, and missiles to active zones.
  • These barges serve an important role in providing logistical support to naval warships by assuring the continuous transit of vital military supplies.  

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