The Indian Navy on Friday test-fired an Anti-Ship Missile (AShM) from its Guided Missile Corvette, INS Kora. The missile successfully hit the target at maximum range with precise accuracy in the Bay of Bengal.
A few days back as well, the Indian Navy had released a video showing an Anti-Ship Missile hitting and sinking a target ship with deadly accuracy at maximum range. That test was conducted from Missile Corvette INS Prabal.
“AShM launched by Indian Navy Missile Corvette INS Prabal, homes on with deadly accuracy at max range, sinking target ship,” the Indian Navy had tweeted.
It may also be recalled here that earlier this month, Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane had commissioned the Anti-Submarine Warfare stealth corvette INS Kavaratti.
INS Kavaratti (P31) is an anti-submarine warfare corvette of the Indian Navy built under Project 28. It is the last of four Kamorta-class corvettes under various stages of induction with the Indian Navy, other three kamorta-class corvettes are INS Kamorta, INS Kadmatt and INS Kiltan. The ship was built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata, and launched on 19 May 2015. Kavaratti represents a leap forward in the Navy’s attempts at indigenisation.
INS Kavaratti was the last of the four indigenously-built ASW stealth corvettes under Project 28 (Kamorta Class). Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design has designed INS Kavaratti.
INS Kavaratti has been equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and sensor suite which can “detect and prosecute” enemy submarines. The ship, which was commissioned into the Navy as a combat-ready platform, is capable of long-range deployment.
“The ship has up to 90 per cent indigenous content and the use of carbon composites for the superstructure is a commendable feat achieved in Indian shipbuilding. The ship’s weapons and sensors suite is predominantly indigenous and showcases the nation’s growing capability in this niche area,” the Navy had stated.