Indian Navy submarine Khanderi all set for a mission

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Khanderi, the second of Indian Navy’s Scorpene’ class stealth submarine, was launched by MoS defence Subhash Bhamre at Mazagon Dock Shipyard Limited in Mumbai on Thursday. Admiral Sunil Lanba and a host of other dignitaries were present at the event. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

Khanderi, the second of Indian Navy’s Scorpene’ class stealth submarine, was launched by MoS defence Subhash Bhamre at Mazagon Dock Shipyard Limited in Mumbai on Thursday. Admiral Sunil Lanba and a host of other dignitaries were present at the event. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

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Khanderi is named after the island fort of Maratha forces which played a vital role in ensuring their supremacy at sea in the late 17th century. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

Khanderi is named after the island fort of Maratha forces which played a vital role in ensuring their supremacy at sea in the late 17th century. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

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The submarine can undertake multifarious types of missions such as anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying and area surveillance, officials said. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

The submarine can undertake multifarious types of missions such as anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, intelligence gathering, mine laying and area surveillance, officials said. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

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According to Navy officials, the equipment has been installed in the submarine and 95% cabling and piping work is complete. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

According to Navy officials, the equipment has been installed in the submarine and 95% cabling and piping work is complete. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

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The submarine will undergo rigorous trials and tests, both at the harbour and in the sea till December. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

The submarine will undergo rigorous trials and tests, both at the harbour and in the sea till December. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

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After the trials, the submarine will be commissioned into the Indian Navy. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

After the trials, the submarine will be commissioned into the Indian Navy. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

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Navy staff watch the launch of Khanderi. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

Navy staff watch the launch of Khanderi. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

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The first Khanderi was commissioned into the Indian Navy on December 6, 1968 and decommissioned on October 18, 1989. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

The first Khanderi was commissioned into the Indian Navy on December 6, 1968 and decommissioned on October 18, 1989. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

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Mazagaon dock workers celebrate the launch. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

Mazagaon dock workers celebrate the launch. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

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People click pictures of Khanderi. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

People click pictures of Khanderi. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

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Four other submarines will be commissioned after Khanderi, within nine months. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

Four other submarines will be commissioned after Khanderi, within nine months. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

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It is the second submarine of Kalvari class. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

It is the second submarine of Kalvari class. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

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The government is looking to bolster the country’s naval fleet. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

The government is looking to bolster the country’s naval fleet. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

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India joined an exclusive group of submarine constructing nations on February 7, 1992, with the commissioning of the first Indian-built submarine, INS Shalki. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

India joined an exclusive group of submarine constructing nations on February 7, 1992, with the commissioning of the first Indian-built submarine, INS Shalki. (KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)

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