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India to Launch Anti-sub Vessel INS Kavaratti

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 18, 2015

 India is all set to launch the last of the four anti-submarine warfare (ASW) class stealth corvettes INS Kavaratti, reports Press Trust of India.

 
Kavaratti, which is 90 percent indigenous, is the last of four ASW class stealth corvettes being built for the Indian Navy under Project 28.  The other three ships of the same class are INS Kamrota, Kadmattt and Kiltan. 
 
Designed by the Directorate of Naval Design and built by Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers, the contract for the construction of four P28 ships was signed in June, 2012, with the project priced at Rs 7,800 crore.
 
The corvette, with a displacement of 3,300 tonnes, has a length of 109.1 metres and measures 13.7-m at beam.
 
The ship is propelled by four diesel engines to achieve speeds in excess of 25 knots and has an endurance of more than 3,400 nautical miles.
 
Defence sources said that about 90 per cent of Kavaratti is indigenous and the ship is "well equipped" to fight in nuclear, chemical and biological warfare conditions.
 

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