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INS Khanderi Commissioned into Indian Navy

Current context: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commissioned INS Khanderi in Mumbai on 28th September 2019.
INS Khanderi Commissioned into Indian Navy 
  • INS Khanderi is an indigenously built Kalvari class diesel-electric submarine.
  • INS Khanderi is built under the ‘Make in India’ initiative at state-run Mazgaon Dock Limited and was under sea-trials for over two and a half years.
  • The key features of INS Khanderi include negligible noise under water due to a state-of-the-art stealth technology, its maximum requirement is 36 crew unlike previous requirement of 60 crew, capacity to stay for long during under water operations.
  • The submarine is a reincarnated version of the first Khanderi submarine which was commissioned into the Indian Navy in December 1968.
  • The first version of the submarine INS Khanderi was decommissioned after 20 years of service in October 1989.
  • The submarine is built under the project 75, which is being carried out at Mazagon Docks Ltd in collaboration with the French submarine builder Naval Group (formerly DCNS).
  • The 1st out of the 6 Scorpene-class submarines built was the INS Kalvari, was commissioned in December, 2017.
  • INS Khanderi is the 2nd in the 6 Scorpene-class submarines.
  • 3rd Scorpene-class submarine, the INS ‘Karanj’ was launched at MDL on January 31, 2018 and is currently under sea trials phase.
  • 4th Scorpene-class submarine, the INS Vela was launched in May 2019 and is under sea trials. 
  • The 5th and 6th submarines namely INS Vagir and INS Vagsheer respectively are in various stages of outfitting.

Question: 

Q: 1. Which Scorpene-class submarines has been recently commissioned by the Indian Navy?
a. INS Vela
b. INS Vagir
c. INS ‘Karanj’
d. INS Khanderi
e. INS Vagsheer
INS Khanderi Commissioned into Indian Navy INS Khanderi Commissioned into Indian Navy Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on September 28, 2019 Rating: 5

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