INS Khanderi, the second of the six Scorpene class submarines, has sailed out from Mumbai harbour for its maiden sea trials on its way to induction into the Indian Navy. The submarine will now be put through a rigorous set of trials. Apart from being its first voyage into sea it was going to be also its first major trial for her propulsion plant.
“The successful trial moved the submarine a significant step closer to her induction into the Indian Navy later this year. She will now be put through her paces via a rigorous set of trials, which are designed to test her operating envelop to the maximum,” said a Naval Officer.
The first Scorpene, INS Kalvari, is currently being readied for Commissioning in July or August, after having been put through a gruelling set of trials over the past one year, including successful missile and torpedo firings. Named after ferocious deep sea predators, the Scorpenes, which operate very silently and are capable of multifarious roles, will add teeth to the might of the Indian Navy.
So after a long wait of nearly two decades, Indian Navy will soon have a brand new pair of modern deadly submarines the foreseeable future