January 12, 2017

Khanderi launched in water: 10 interesting features

Khanderi, the second Kalvari class Scorpene submarine, was launched into water - or 'undocked' - by the Union minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) today. The submarine will undergo rigorous tests and trials on the surface and underwater before it is commissioned into the Indian Navy as "INS Khanderi" at the end of the year in December.

Here's a look at some of its special features:
10. As per Indian Navy tradition, ships and submarines of the Navy are brought alive again after decommissioning. The first ship "Khanderi" was commissioned on December 6, 1968 and decommissioned in October 1989, before it was "reincarnated" by MDL as a powerful predator for the deep waters, to guard the vast maritime interests and territories of Ind


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