Indian Navy joins Corvette for submarine warfare

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The Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Navy joined the Indian Navy’s Kamorta Class Corvette INS Kavaratti (P-31) Project 28 built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata, a local shipbuilding company, and joined the Navy on 22 October 2020.

The warship is the fourth in the Kamorta class and the first, the INS Kamorta (P-28), was launched in 2014. The second, the INS Kadmatt (P-29), was launched in 2016; The third, the INS Kiltan (P-30), was commissioned in 2017. It is 12.9 meters wide and weighs 3,300 tons. It is learned that about 123 soldiers can serve. The cruise system is powered by a Pielstick 12PA6 STC diesel engine that can reach speeds of up to 25 miles per hour.

The Armed Forces will carry two sets of 533mm DTA53 torpedo hulls, three of which are special water attack aircraft. It is equipped with two RBU 6000 and Westland Sea King helicopters, including a 76mm SRGM OTO Melara North; The Ak630 is equipped with two close-range anti-aircraft missiles and 16 Barak-style ballistic missiles.

The warship was delivered to India by General Manoj Mukund Naravale, Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, on 22 October 2020 at the Naval Base in Visakhapatnam, according to internet sources.