INS Khanderi to be commissioned in Indian Navy on Sept 28 2019

INS Khanderi to be commissioned in Indian Navy on Sept 28 2019

India’s second Scorpene-class attack submarine INS Khanderi will be commissioned into the Indian Navy on Sept 28 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Ceremony will be attended by the Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh. Scorpene-class attack submarine INS Khanderi has been manufactured by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai. According to reports, seven stealth class frigates will also be launched in Mumbai when INS Khanderi is commissioned. It will give boost to Indian Naval defence power in defending the motherland on sea line.

Things you need to know about INS Khanderi:

  1. Scorpene-class attack submarine INS Khanderi  was launched in January 2017. It has been under sea trial since.
  2. The attack submarine has been named after its predecessor INS Khanderi (S22), a “Foxtrot” class submarine that was decommissioned in 1989, which was named after Chhatrapati Shivaji's island fort of Khanderi.
  3. Scorpene-class submarines are diesel-electric attack submarines jointly built by DCNS France. It features diesel propulsion.
  4. The project started in 2005 when the Indian Navy signed a deal worth Rs 18,798 crore with Mazgaon Dock  Shipbuilders Limited.
  5. It has been manufactured by Mazgaon Dock Limited under Project 75 in collaboration with French naval defence and energy company DCNS(Naval Group). Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kalvari, commissioned by PM Narendra Modi in 2017, is also part of this project.
  6. According to the Indian Navy, the submarine, along with others of its type, will form the core of its conventional submarine arm which will give boost to defend the sea line.
  7. According to sources, the diesel-electric submarine, INS Khanderi is armed with SM.39 Exocet anti-ship missiles and mines instead of torpedoes.
  8. In June, it was reported that the Indian Navy had found some defects with the submarine and refused to commission Khanderi until all deficiencies were rectified.
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