INS Khanderi will be commissioned into the Indian Navy on September 28. (PTI Photo by Shashank Parade)
State-owned Mazagon Doc Limited is set to deliver INS Khanderi, which is second of the six Scorpene-class submarines, to the Indian Navy later this month. Indian navy took to Twitter to announce that the fully automated submarine, INS Khanderi will be commissioned into the Indian Navy on September 28 by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. Khanderi is the second of the six submarines built at MDL in collaboration with M/s DCNS of France, as part of Project 75 of Indian Navy.
INS Khanderi can attack with torpedoes as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles whilst underwater or on surface. In 2017, Khanderi, the second Scorpene-class submarine made its maiden sea sortie on from Mumbai harbour. Khanderi has superior stealth and the ability to launch a crippling attack with torpedoes as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles whilst underwater or on surface.
The submarine is designed to operate in all theatres, including the tropics. All means and communications are provided to ensure interoperability with other components of a Naval task force.
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.