In-a-first, US Naval Ship Charles Drew arrives in Indian shipyard for repair
A US Navy Ship named USNS Charles Drew arrived at L&T’s Katupalli Shipyard at Ennore, near Chennai, on August 07, 2022. for undertaking repairs and maintenance.
It is for the first time that a US Navy ship has docked in an Indian shipyard for repairs and allied services. The development will mark a new strategic dimension to the burgeoning Indo-US military partnership.
The USNS Charles Drew will be at Kattupalli shipyard for 11 days to undergo repairs in various areas.
This is the third Indo-Pacific base being used by US Navy for maintenance and ship repair. The other two are located at Diego Garcia and Singapore.