The submarine was launched for the test in the sea in the year 2018 and it successfully completed every test.
“Indian Navy has been a strong proponent of indigenization & self-reliance in defence over the past 7 decades. At present, out of 42 ships & submarines on order, 40 are being constructed in Indian shipyards,” Naval chief Karambir Singh said on the occasion.
“The impetuous to atmanirbharta or indigenization is a fundamental tenet of Indian Navy’s growth story & future trajectory,” he added.
The first two submarines of the Scorpène class, INS Kalvari and INS Khanderi have already been commissioned into the navy. A total of 6 submarines of Kalvari class are being made at Mazgaon Dock Limited, Mumbai and now INS Karanj is ready to become the country’s pride.
Except for nuclear submarine, all submarines of the Indian Navy are diesel-electric and due to lack of air-independent propulsion, they have to come to the surface every single day or two. This flaw has been removed in INS Karanj. INS Karanj is equipped with a variety of technologies including stealth and air-independent propulsion and it can remain in the submarine sea for up to 50 days.
INS Karanj can travel up to 12,000 km at a time. It has 8 officers and 35 naval personnel. It can dive up to 350 meters under the sea. Submarines of Kalvari class can run at a speed of 37 km per hour under the sea. The special thing is that INS Karanj has torpedoes to destroy the enemy ship. Apart from this, they can also lay landmines in the sea.
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