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2nd Scorpene class sub named after Maratha Fort Khanderi

  • Khanderi, Mazagon Dock, Fort, Scorpene class submarine, Shipbuilders, Indian Navy
    India's second Scorpene class submarine 'Khanderi' launched at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai

    Khanderi is named after the island fort of Maratha forces, which played a vital role in ensuring their supremacy at sea in the late 17th century.

  • Khanderi, Mazagon Dock, Fort, Scorpene class submarine, Shipbuilders, Indian Navy
    Khanderi, the second Kalvari class Scorpene submarine

    launched into water - or 'undocked' - by the Union minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL)

  • Khanderi, Mazagon Dock, Fort, Scorpene class submarine, Shipbuilders, Indian Navy
    These missiles are capable of being launched from underwater or from the surface.

    The Khanderi is armed with torpedoes, as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles, whilst underwater or on surface.

  • Khanderi, Mazagon Dock, Fort, Scorpene class submarine, Shipbuilders, Indian Navy
    like anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying and area surveillance.

    It can undertake various types of missions which are typically undertaken by any modern submarine,

  • Khanderi, Mazagon Dock, Fort, Scorpene class submarine, Shipbuilders, Indian Navy
    the ability to launch crippling attacks on the enemy using precision-guided weapons. The submarine is powered by a diesel-electric engine.

    The state-of-the-art features of the Scorpene include superior stealth

  • Khanderi, Mazagon Dock, Fort, Scorpene class submarine, Shipbuilders, Indian Navy
    The most important safety milestone, called "vacuum testing", was completed in the very first attempt and on a single day, January 5.

    The submarine is built in India by Mazagon Dock Limited under a transfer-of-technology agreement with the French naval defence group DCNS.

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