Indian Navy gets indigenously-built ‘INS Kavaratti’ equipped with anti-submarine system

New Delhi : Indian Army Chief General MM Narwane on Thursday handed over the indigenous INS Kavaratti equipped with anti-submarine system to the Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam. It is the last of the four indigenously built anti-submarine warships under Project-28. Three warships have already been handed over to the Indian Navy.

What is special about ‘INS Kavaratti’: –
INS Kavaratti is the last of the four indigenously built anti-war stealth vessels under Project-28. The remaining ships have already been assigned to the Navy.

‘Project-28’ was approved in 2003. The other three warships under the project are INS Commorta (commissioned in 2014), INS Kadmat (commissioned in 2016) and INS Kiltan (commissioned in 2017).

Warship’s 90 percent equipment is indigenous and uses carbon composites for its superstructure, a major breakthrough in the history of Indian shipbuilding.

INS Kavaratti has been designed by the Indian Naval Interiors Directorate General of Naval Design (DND) and has been built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers of Kolkata.

INS Kavaratti has been equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry and sensor suit capability to locate and destroy submarines.

The vessel has also been equipped with a reliable self-defense capability to enhance anti-submarine combat capability and is also an excellent strength for long-range operations.

INS Kavaratti is named after the warship INS Karavatti, who played an important role through its campaigns in the 1971 war to liberate Bangladesh from Pakistani slavery. Former INS Kavaratti was the Aranyakas missile warship.

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