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INS Karanj inducted into Navy

Date: 12 March 2021 Tags: Military

Issue

The Indian Navy has inducted its third diesel electric Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj into service.

 

Background

The submarines were designed by French shipbuilding firm DCNS by partnering with Spanish shipbuilding company Navantia.

 

Details

  • The Scorpene class submarines are one of the best conventional diesel submarines in the world.

  • The submarine has highly superior stealth features, such as advanced acoustic silencing, low radiated noise levels and ability to attack with precision-guided weapons on board.

  • The Indian Navy will be using these submarines for surveillance, intelligence gathering, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and minelaying operations. 

  • The Submarine has a permanent magnetic synchronous motor, allowing it to be one of the silent submarines in the world.

  • The Submarine has the ability to remain submerged for 21 days. It has a diving depth of more than 350m.

 

Project 75I

This is a project of Indian Navy under which six latest technology naval submarines were built.  The project will be completed by 2022.