The Indian Navy will launch the third Scorpene class submarine titled INS Karanj today. The launch will be done off the Mazagon docks in Mumbai with the Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba.
The submarine is 12.3 metres in height and 67.5 metres in length. There are specially designed hull form, fin and hydroplanes to produce minimum underwater resistance.
This is the second type of Scorpene class submarines. The second is INS Khanderi and is undergoing sea trials. All the submarines will be slowly inducted to the India Navy by 2020.
INS Karanj is a state of the art technology and has a superior stealth and the ability to launch crippling attacks with precision guided weapons. This submarine can attack with torpedoes while submerged and on the surface. It has been built to sustain in all war theatres including the tropics. This makes the INS Karanj an unmatched invulnerability.