Mumbai: – INS Karanj, the ultramodern submarine from the Scorpene class, joined the Indian naval fleet. Naval Chief Admiral Karambir Singh formally accepted the submarine, in a function, on Wednesday. It is claimed that this submarine capable of dodging the enemy is very lethal. The strength of the Indian navy will increase tremendously with the commissioning of this submarine, known as the ‘Silent Killer’.
The submarine was launched in January 2018. After two years of testing, INS Karanj has joined the Indian naval fleet. INS Karanj is one of the submarines built indigenously in collaboration with France. This is a very lethal submarine; moreover, it is tough for the enemy radar systems to locate this. It is believed that it is difficult to trace this submarine even inside the enemy marine limits. All these peculiarities increase the striking power of INS Karanj tremendously. Naval Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, welcomed the INS Karanj, saying that INS Karanj underlines the success of Atmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India. Simultaneously, the naval Chief informed that more than 40 warships and submarines are being built for the Indian Navy. Out of these, 40 warships and submarines are being built indigenously. Admiral Karambir Singh added further that Mazagon Docks Limited is playing an important role in this.
At the same time, mentioning the AIP technology developed by the DRDO, Admiral Karambir Singh assured that all the Indian submarines would be equipped with this technology by 2023. This will enable the submarines to remain submerged for longer periods. Meanwhile, former Indian Naval Chief, VS Shekhawat, was also present to induct the submarine in the naval fleet.
Shekhawat was the captain of the then INS Karanj, which participated in the 1971 Pakistan war. Submarines did not play any major role, during the first and the second world wars. Shekhawat pointed out that there was an electronic revolution in the times after the second world war, and there were massive engineering changes in the submarines. It is difficult to defend against an attack from the marine sector. Shekhawat underlined the submarine’s importance, saying that it is mandatory to be always prepared on this front.