SP Guide Publications puts forth a well compiled articulation of issues, pursuits and accomplishments of the Indian Army, over the years

— General Manoj Pande, Indian Army Chief

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— Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Indian Navy Chief

My compliments to SP Guide Publications for informative and credible reportage on contemporary aerospace issues over the past six decades.

— Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari, Indian Air Force Chief

Launch of Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile Barge, LSAM 19 (Yard 129) 5th Barge of 11 X Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile (ACTCM) Barge Project on January 24, 2024 at Suryadipta Project Pvt Ltd, Thane

January 24, 2024 Photo(s): By X / SpokespersonMoD
Setting sail into the future! Indian Navy celebrates launch of LSAM 19, 5th barge in the ACTCM Barge Project. Kudos to MSME Shipyard, M/s Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane, and the presiding officer, Cmde V. Pravin.

The launch of 'Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile Barge, LSAM 19 (Yard 129)', 5th Barge of 11 x ACTCM Barge Project, built by MSME Shipyard, Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane for Indian Navy, was undertaken on January 24, 2024 at Suryadipta Project Pvt Ltd (Launch site of SPPL). The launching Ceremony was presided over by Cmde V. Pravin, AWPS(Mbi).

The contract for building 11 X ACTCM Barge was signed between MoD and Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane on March 5, 2021. The availability of these Barges would provide impetus to operational commitments of IN by facilitating Transportation, Embarkation and Disembarkation of articles/ ammunition to IN Ships both alongside jetties and at outer harbours.

These Barges are indigenously designed and built under relevant Naval Rules and Regulation of Indian Register of Shipping. The model testing of the Barge during design stage was undertaken at Naval Science and Technological Laboratory, Visakhapatnam. These Barges are proud flag bearers of Make in India initiative of Government of India (GoI).