Defence and Security

India’s Second Scorpene Submarine, Khanderi, Launched,

Jan 13, 2017

Mumbai: Khanderi, the second Scorpene class submarine that has superior stealth and the ability to launch an attack with torpedoes as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles while underwater or on surface, was today launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL).

Union minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre presided over the function to initiate the launch of Khanderi (Yard 11876). The submarine was launched by the minister’s wife, Bina Bhamre.

Chief of naval staff Admiral Sunil Lanba was also present on the occasion when the submarine was separated from the pontoon on which it was assembled.

The state-of-the-art features of this Scorpene class submarine include superior stealth and the ability to launch an attack on the enemy using a precision guided weapon. The attack can be launched with torpedoes, as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles, while underwater or on the surface.

Read more at: https://thewire.in/99112/scorpene-submarine-khanderi-launched/

 

The Wire, January 12, 2017

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