A Big boost for Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean
NEW DELHI - In a Big boost for Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean the Indian Navy gets the state of the art Scorpene submarine.
India's Scorpene submarine Khanderi was handed over to the Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai on Thursday. Khanderi, a Kalvari-class diesel-electric attack submarine, will be commissioned into the Indian Navy by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on September 28, 2019, Zee News has reported.
Commodore (retired) Rakesh Anand, the Chairman & Managing Director of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, signed and handed over Khanderi's acceptance document to Indian Navy Rear Admiral B Sivakumar, Chief of Staff Officer (Technical), Western Naval Command.
Designed by French company Naval Group (earlier known as DCNS), Khanderi has been named after the wide-snouted Sawfish, a deadly predator of the Indian Ocean, and will become the 17th submarine of the Indian Navy after it is commissioned. Manned by a crew of eight officers and 35 sailors, Khanderi can stay out in the sea for 50 days.