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INS Khanderi, India’s second Scorpene class submarine launched

TNPSC Current Affairs January 12 2017

The Second Scorpene class submarine, INS Khanderi was launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai. It has the superior stealth and ability to launch a crippling attack with torpedoes as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles, whilst underwater or on surface. 

About INS Khanderi

INS Khanderi is designed to operate in all theatre including Tropics. It is named after the Island fort of Maratha forces. It is the 2nd of the six submarines being built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in collaboration with m/s DCNS of France as a part of project 75 of Indian Navy.

The first one in this series is Kalvari  which is currently under sea trials and it will soon commissioned in Indian Navy.

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