The Union minister of state for defense Subhash Bhamre launched Khanderi, the second Kalvari class Scorpene submarine at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) today. Before being commissioned as ‘INS Khanderi’ to the Indian Navy it will undergo many tests, above and under water.

Here is something more to know about Khanderi :
It can also run in extreme temperatures.It is also capable of anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying and area surveillance. It is armed with torpedoes, as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles, whilst underwater or on surface, capable of being launched from underwater or from the surface.

Khanderi is named after the island fort of Maratha forces, which played a vital role in ensuring their supremacy at sea in the late 17th century. It is built in India by Mazagon Dock Limited under a transfer-of-technology agreement with the French naval defence group DCNS.


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