INS Kavaratti, an anti-submarine warship that augments the Indian Navy’s strength, joined the Army fleet today. This warship is the fourth anti-submarine vessel built by the public sector defence undertaking Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE).
Three anti-submarine warships have already become integral parts of the Navy. This war vessel’s biggest feature is that it is not under the radar grip, and it is 90 percent indigenous.
Indigenous stealth warship INS Kavaratti equipped with landmine anti-tunnel system was inducted by Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane in the Navy’s fleet today. INS Kavaratti is the last of the four anti-submarine warships that GRSE has built for the Indian Navy under Project P28.
A look at the essential facts related to INS Kavaratti: Kavaratti will be the 104th vessel built by GRSE. The first Indian-built warship INS Ajay was built in 1961 by this company. It is India’s oldest shipbuilding company.
India’s three anti-radar and anti-submarine ships are INS Kamorta, INS Kadmat, and INS Kiltan. These are named after the islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago. INS Kavaratti is also named after Kavaratti Island in the Lakshadweep archipelago.
INS Kavaratti, prepared under the Make in India project, can demolish sub-marines quickly.