Kavaratti to be commissioned into the Indian Navy

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  • October 22, 2020
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Kavaratti to be commissioned into the Indian Navy

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence & Security

In news

  • The last of four indigenously built Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes (a small warship) “INS Kavaratti” under Project 28 (Kamorta class) is scheduled to be commissioned into the Indian Navy on 22 October 20.

Key takeaways

  • It is referred to as a potent Stealth ASW Corvette.
  • It has anti-submarine warfare capability
  • Indigenously designed by: The Indian Navy’s in-house organisation, Directorate of Naval Design(DND)
  • Built by: Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata
  • Kavaratti has a state-of-the-art weapons and sensor suite capable of detecting and prosecuting submarines. 
  • The ship also has a credible self defence capability and good endurance for long-range deployments.

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