Three new Warfare Ships for Indian navy UPSC NOTE

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  • The first three of a series of eight anti-submarine warfare shallow water crafts being built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd. for the Navy were launched on the shipyard premises on Thursday.

  • The ships, to be named INS Mahe, INS Malvan and INS Mangrol upon commissioning, were launched in the presence of the Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff and other officals.

  • The shipyard inked the contract with the Defence Ministry to build the eight vessels in 2019.

INS Mahe, INS Malvan and INS Mangrol

  • The ASW craft are designed to detect, track, and engage enemy submarines

  • They are equipped with a variety of sonar and electronic warfare systems, as well as light torpedoes and depth charges. 

  • The ships are also capable of carrying helicopters, which can be used to extend their range and capabilities.

  • The induction of the INS Mahe, INS Malvan, and INS Mangrol into service will significantly boost the Indian Navy's ASW capabilities

  • These ships will be able to operate in a variety of maritime environments.

Here are some of the key features of the ships,

  • Length: 78.0 meters

  • Beam: 11.36 meters

  • Draft: 2.7 meters

  • Displacement: 896 tons

  • Maximum speed: 25 knots

  • Endurance: 1,800 nautical miles


  • 2 x 25mm/80 twin guns

  • Light torpedoes

  • Depth charges


  • Sonar

  • Radar

  • Electronic warfare suite

  • The induction of these ships into service is a significant milestone for the Indian Navy, and it demonstrates the country's growing capabilities in defense manufacturing.



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