Mumbai: Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) called ‘Ship Builder to the Nation’ had delivered the second Scorpene submarine ‘KHANDERI’ to the Indian Navy on September 20.
The Indian Navy on Saturday will induct its indigenously built second Kalvari class diesel-electric submarine. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will commission the submarine which will be known as INS Khanderi.
“Khanderi is built at state-run Mazgaon Dock Limited and underwent rigorous sea trials for over two and a half years. All the concerns of the Navy have been addressed,” said an official of the Western Naval Command.
“It is a diesel-electric submarine which runs on battery, with a capability of firing six torpedoes. Its maximum speed is 20 nautical miles, which is a world standard for most of the attack type of submarines,” the Navy official said.
This particular submarine requires only 36 crew and can save oxygen availability and increases its capacity to stay underwater for long periods.