The contract was signed by N.P. Diwakar, Director (Technical), BDL and Nidhi Chhibber, Joint Secretary and Acquisition Manager (Maritime & Systems) in the Defence Ministry in New Delhi, according to the statement.
The heavy weight torpedo or the 'Varunastra' is a ship-launched, electrically propelled underwater weapon equipped with one of the most advanced automatic and remote controlled guidance systems. The weapon system uses its own intelligence in tracing the target, it added.
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