Scorpene class KhanderiPic courtesy: ABP NewsMumbai, Jan. 12 (PTI): Khanderi, the second Scorpene class stealth submarine that can launch torpedoes as well as anti-ship missiles was launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd here on Thursday. It can undertake multifarious types of missions typically undertaken by any modern submarine, i.e anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, area surveillance, etc. The submarine was launched by the Union minister's wife, Bina Bhamre, in the presence of Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba. According to the traditions of Indian Navy, the submarine has been christened after its illustrious predecessor, an erstwhile 'Foxtrot' class submarine decommissioned in 1989. The first of the class submarine, Kalvari is at present undergoing sea trials and likely to be commissioned into the Navy by Mid-2017.
Source:The Telegraph January 12, 2017 08:21 UTC