INS Khanderi is an indigenously-built second Kalvari class diesel-electric submarine. Four more are going to be commissioned in the coming years. The diesel-electric submarine has state-of-the-art technology that reduces noise under the sea.
Khanderi requires a crew of 36, against a previous requirement of 60. This saves on oxygen and allows the vessel to stay under water for longer periods.
The commissioning of INS Khanderi marks yet another significant and historic step in showcasing the will and intent of the Government.
Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh said that he is happy to inaugurate the INS Khanderi is an epitome of Skill India and Make in India initiative.
Rajnath Singh also said that he is confident and believes that any attempts to disturb the sovereignty of the nation would be tackled well by The Indian Navy.
He slammed Pakistan by saying that the Navy is not a threat to peace loving countries, but those who try to create nuisance will not get accomplished.