News: Army chief General has commissioned anti-submarine warfare(ASW) ship INS Kavaratti into the Indian Navy at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam.
- INS Kavaratti: It is an anti-submarine warfare corvette of the Indian Navy built under Project 28.
- Built by: It has been designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house organisation Directorate of Naval Design(DND) and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata.
- Purpose: The ship has up to 90% indigenously built content and is capable of detecting and destroying submarines.In addition, the ship has a credible self-defence capability and good endurance for long-range deployments.
- Kamorta-class corvettes or Project 28: These are a class of anti-submarine warfare corvettes currently in service with the Indian Navy.All of the four corvettes, INS Kamorta, INS Kadmatt, INS Kiltan and INS Kavaratti have been commissioned.
- Anti-submarine warfare(ASW): It is a branch of underwater warfare that uses surface warships, aircraft, submarines or other platforms to find, track, and deter, damage and/or destroy enemy submarines.