Navy to get third Scorpene submarine- INS Karanj

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News:The third Scorpene submarine, INS Karanj will be delivered to the Indian Navy by December 2020.

Facts:

About INS Karanj:

  • INS Karanj is a part of Project-75I.It is the third submarine of the first batch of six Kalvari-class submarines for the Indian Navy.
  • The submarine has been designed by French naval defence and energy group and manufactured by Mazagon Dock Limited,an Indian shipyard in Mumbai.

About Project 75I:

  • The Project 75 is a programme by the Indian Navy that entails building six Scorpene-Class attack submarines
  • The six submarines are (a)INS Kalvari (b)INS Khanderi (c)INS Karanj (d)INS Vela (e)INS Vagir and (f)INS Vagsheer.
  • These submarines have advanced Air-independent propulsion(AIP) systems to enable them to stay submerged for longer duration and substantially increase their operational range. 
  • They also feature advanced stealth capabilities such as a greater ability to suppress noise and acoustic signatures.