INS Kavaratti (Image credit: Indian Navy)

Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane will on Thursday fee anti-submarine warfare (ASW) ship INS Kavaratti into the Indian Navy on the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam.

Ahead of the ship’s commissioning, Indian Navy, in an announcement, stated the warship portrays the rising functionality of the pressure.

Here’s all it’s good to learn about INS Kavaratti:

(1.) It is the final of 4 indigenously-built ASW underneath ‘Project 28’ or or Kamorta-class corvettes of the Navy. It’s a category of ASWs at present in service with the Navy.

(2.) ‘Project 28’ was authorised in 2003. The different three warships underneath this challenge are INS Kamorta (commissioned in 2014), INS Kadmatt (2016) and INS Kiltan (2017).

(3.) INS Kavaratti has as much as 90% indigenous content material. The use of carbon composites to construct it has been described as a ‘commendable feat achieved in Indian shipbuilding.’

(4.) The warship has been designed by the Navy’s in-house organisation, the Directorate of Naval Design (DND). Kolkata’s Garden Research Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), in the meantime, has constructed it.

(5.) Further, it has state-of-the-art weapons and a sensor that may detect and take motion in opposition to hostile submarines. It additionally has a superb endurance for long-range deployments.

(6.) It has accomplished sea-trials of all its methods fitted onboard and, therefore, will likely be commissioned as a combat-ready platform.

(7.) INS Kavaratti derives its identify from the eponymous INS Kavaratti, which was an Arnala class missile corvette. The older INS Kavaratti operated in the course of the 1971 Bangladesh liberation struggle.

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