Rajnath Singh undertakes sortie in submarine INS Khanderi at Karwar Naval base

Tags: Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made a sea flight on the Scorpene-class submarine INS Khanderi at Karwar Naval Base in Karnataka on May 27.

  • The Scorpene class submarine INS Khanderi was built at Mazagon Docks in Mumbai and was commissioned in September 2019.

  • The Indian Navy is operating four submarines of this class, of which two others are expected to be inducted by the end of 2023. 

  • Indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant will soon be inducted to strengthen the country's maritime security and guarantee peace and security in the Indian Ocean region.

  • During the sea flight, the combat capability and offensive prowess of the submarine was demonstrated to the Defence Minister.

  • About INS Khanderi

  • It is the second of six submarines being built as part of Project 75 of the Indian Navy.

  • The first was Kalvari.

  • It is a diesel-electric attack submarine that was designed by the French naval defence and energy company DCNS.

  • It is manufactured at Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.

  • It can perform a variety of missions, such as anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, area surveillance, etc.

  • Khanderi is named after the island fort of the Maratha forces, which played an important role in ensuring their supremacy at sea in the late 17th century.

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