Rajnath Singh Embarks INS Khanderi, Praises Submarine And Indian Navy
New Delhi, May 29 (TNA) Union defence minister Rajnath Singh, embarked INS Khanderi at Karwar for an operational visit to get first-hand insight into the combat capabilities and offensive strength of state-of-the-art Kalvari class submarine on Saturday.
Admiral R Hari Kumar, Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh along with other officials from MoD were also present. INS Khanderi was constructed by M/s MDL, Mumbai under the Make In India initiative and was commissioned on 28 September 2019.
Singh witnessed a wide range of operational drills onboard the submarine demonstrating the advanced sensor suite, combat system and weapon capability that provide the submarine a distinct advantage in subsurface domain.
The day-at-sea also provided a glimpse of the submarine's capability to effectively counter intense anti-submarine operations by an adversary. The operational sortie was accompanied by the deployment of ships of the Western Fleet, an Anti-Submarine mission sortie by P-81 MPA and Sea King helicopter, a flypast by MiG 29-K fighters and a SAR capability demonstration.
The minister complimented crew of the submarine and Indian Navy for maintaining a high state of readiness and offensive capability to address any threat in the maritime domain. He termed Indian Navy as a modern, potent and credible force, capable of being vigilant and victorious in all situation.