|Rajnath Singh commissions indigenously built submarine INS Khanderi|
Rajnath Singh commissions indigenously built submarine INS Khanderi
Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh commissioned the indigenously built Kalvari class diesel-electric submarine INS Khanderi possessing superior stealth and other major combat capabilities in Mumbai.
Fully automated submarine INS Khanderi is built at state-run Mazgaon Dock Limited and underwent rigorous sea trials for over two and a half years.
Key features of the submarine include a state-of-the-art stealth technology which reduces its noise under the sea.
Its maximum speed is 20 nautical miles, which is a world standard for most of the attack type of submarines.
Another crucial feature of the new submarine is that unlike the previous requirement of 60 crew, its maximum requirement is 36 crew. It saves oxygen availability and increases its capacity to stay underwater for long periods.