The Indian Navy today commissioned INS Karanj, the third Scorpene-class diesel electric submarine.
The induction took place at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
A total of six French-origin Scorpene submarines (Kalvari-class) are being built in India. The $3.75 Billion (INR 26,205 crore) contract for their licensed production was signed in October 2005 under “Project 75.”
The first submarine, INS Kalvari was inducted into service in March 2019.
Stealth features of the Scorpene submarines include advanced acoustic silencing techniques, low radiated noise levels, hydro-dynamically optimized shape and the ability to launch a crippling attack on the enemy using precision-guided weapons. They can undertake multifarious types of missions such as anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying, area surveillance etc. India has also approved the acquisition of over 100 heavyweight torpedoes to be equipped on these submarines.