Read about INS Khanderi : India's second Scorpene class submarine

Here in this post you will read about INS Khanderi which is India's second scorpene class submarine

Salient Highlights

  • The submarine has completed all its sea trials and is ready to join the Mumbai based western naval headquarters.
  • It is a diesel-electric attack submarine
  • Besides French naval defence and energy company DCNS designed it .
  • Furthermore manufactured at Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai .
  • Moreover, INS Khanderi, named after Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji's island fort Khanderi.
  • Also Khanderi is also name for Tiger Shark .
  • Submarine was launched in presence of Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre , chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and other dignitaries on 12 January 2017.
  • And the submarine began its sea trials on 1 June 2017.
  • Features include – superior stealth and ability to attack enemy using precision guided weapon.
  • Stealth features in addition to gives it invulnerability, unmatched by many submarines.

Induction Delay : Read below the possible reasons

  • First is elections new government at the Centre is likely to take charge at the end of this month after the election results are declared on May 23.
  • Besides , Second is retirement of Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on May 31 .

Project 75

  • Under Project 75 India will construct 6 next generation diesel submarines.
  • Also with Air Independent Propulsion System (AIP) technology for the Indian Navy by 2022.
  • In fact the first of the series is INS Kalvari.

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