Indian Navy launches third Scorpene class submarine ‘Karanj’ in Mumbai

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Mumbai. Jan 31: Indian Navy on Wednesday launched the third Scorpene class submarine named ‘Karanj’ at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). 

Karanj isthe third of the six Scorpene-class submarines built by  MDL under the Project 75 programme.

The first one, INS Kalvari, was commissioned on December 14 in 2017. The second one, Khandari, has already been launched and is undergoing sea trials.

Erstwhile, Karanj was commissioned in Indian Navy on  Sep 4, 1969, and was retired on 01 Aug 2003. Today she is reborn in a new avatar.

It had served the nation for 34 years and also participated in 1971 operations.


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