Karanj, the third Scorpene class submarine launched in Mumbai
THE ASIAN AGE. | SHRIPAD NAIK
Published : Feb 1, 2018, 11:04 am IST
Updated : Dec 1, 2018, 11:43 am IST
Submarine Karanj is the third of the six Scorpene-class submarines built by MDL under the Project 75 programme. (Photos: Shripad Naik)
The third Scorpene-class submarine Karanj was launched at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Karanj is the third of the six Scorpene-class submarines built by MDL under the Project 75 programme.
The first one, INS Kalvari, was commissioned on December 14, 2017 while the second one, Khandari, has already been launched and is undergoing sea trials and is expected to be commissioned later this year.
The state-of-the-art features of the Scorpenes include superior stealth and ability to launch crippling attacks with precision-guided weapons.
The submarine has an overall length of 67.5 metre and a height of about 12.3 metres. The hull form, fin and hydroplanes are specifically designed to produce minimum underwater resistance.
Karanj, the third Scorpene class submarine is being constructed by Mazgaon Dock Shipbuildres Limited for the Indian Navy.
Scorpene submarines can undertake multifarious types of missions like Anti-Surface warfare, Anti-Submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, area surveillance etc.