Submarine INS Karanj joins Navy, Despite being in enemy territory, the radar will not be caught

Submarine INS KARANJA joins Navy, Despite in enemy territory radar will not be caught

Submarine INS Karanj joins Navy, Despite being in enemy territory, the radar will not be caught
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The submarine INS Karanj of the Scorpion class joined the Indian Navy fleet on Wednesday. INS Karanj was inducted during an event at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. Naval Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Admiral (Retd) VS Shekhawat were also present during the period. This is considered to be a big success of the Make in India campaign. The speciality of this third submarine of the Calvary class is that they will not even get a clue of it despite being in enemy territory during the mission.

What is unique about INS Karanj

The length of the INS Karanja is about 70 m. And height 12 m. is. It weighs about 1600 tons.

The Submarine missile is also equipped with torpedoes. It can destroy the enemy by laying mines within the sea.

Submarine's strength is also that it can harm the enemy without sounding, without being caught by radar.

This will strengthen the Indian Navy at sea for a long time.INS Karanja is a diesel-electric submarine. Due to its small size, it is difficult to find under the sea.

Different name 

The story behind the name of INS Karanj is also interesting. Every letter in its name has a meaning. K to Killer Instinct, A to Self-Reliant India, R to Ready, A to Aggressive, N to Nimbal and J to Josh.

INS Kalvari, INS Khanderi have already joined

Before INS Karanj, INS Kalvari, INS Khanderi have also joined the Indian Navy. All these are part of the 6 subarimans of Kalvari class. With the arrival of INS Karanj, three submarines have been given to the Navy, while there are still three left. Karanj is built by Mazgaon Dock Limited, close to Mumbai.

Special invitees

The crew of the erstwhile Karanj, a Russian origin Foxtrot class submarine that was decommissioned in 2003, were special invitees for the ceremony, the Navy said.

The year 2021 is being celebrated as the ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ to mark 50 years of the 1971 India–Pakistan war. The old Karanj, commissioned on September 4, 1969, at Riga in the erstwhile USSR, also took an active part in the conflict under the command of then Cdr Shekhawat.

In recognition of the valiant action of her officers and crew, a number of personnel were decorated, including the award of Vir Chakra to then Commanding Officer Cdr Shekhawat, the Navy stated.

Interestingly, the commissioning Commanding Officer of the old Karanj, Cdr MNR Samant, later became the first Chief of the Naval Staff of the newly formed Bangladesh Navy in 1971.

Installation of AIP modules 

The Navy is looking to install Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) modules on all the Scorpene submarines to enhance endurance. The initial plan to install the AIP plugs on the last two submarines during manufacture did not fructify as the indigenous module from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) got delayed.

On Tuesday, the DRDO announced that the indigenous module had crossed an important milestone in performance and “reached the stage of maturity for fitment into target vessels.”

The plan is to install the modules on all Scorpene submarines as they go for their refit. Kalvari is scheduled for normal refit in 2023.

The Scorpene-class is the Navy’s first modern conventional submarine series in almost two decades since INS Sindhushastra, procured from Russia in July 2000