The final of 4 indigenously constructed anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes ‘INS Kavaratti’ was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. The commissioning by Indian Military Chief Common Manoj Mukund Naravane was held at Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam.
The ship was designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house organisation, Directorate of Naval Design (DND), and constructed by Backyard Attain Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata. The INS Kavaratti has a state-of-the-art weapons and sensor suite able to “detecting and prosecuting” submarines. It has been commissioned into the Navy as a combat-ready platform because the ship has accomplished sea trials of all of the methods fitted onboard.
Along with its anti-submarine warfare functionality, the ship additionally has a reputable self-defence functionality and good endurance for long-range deployments.
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The Indian Navy stated that the ship has as much as 90 per cent indigenous content material and using carbon composites for the superstructure isa commendable feat achieved in Indian shipbuilding.
It stated that the ship’s weapons and sensors suite is predominantly indigenous and showcases the nation’s rising functionality on this area of interest space.
Kavaratti takes her identify from erstwhile INS Kavaratti which was an Arnala class missile corvette. The older Kavaratti is thought for her operation in assist of Bangladesh’s liberation in 1971.