MUMBAI: The Indian Navy on Friday shared a video showing an anti-ship missile (AShM) launched by its Missile Corvette INS Prabal landing home on with deadly accuracy at maximum range and sinking the target ship. According to a tweet by the Indian Navy, its missile corvette INS Prabal fired an anti-ship missile during a practice drill. The missile launched somewhere from the Arabian Sea homed in on its target – an old ship – and hit it with deadly accuracy at its maximum range targeted ship is a decommissioned Frigate, as per reports Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane on Thursday commissioned the Anti-Submarine Warfare stealth corvette INS Kavaratti into the Indian Navy at the Naval Dockyard.
INS Kavaratti is the last of the four indigenously- built ASW stealth corvettes under Project 28 (Kamorta class) and has been designed by the Directorate of Naval Design, the Indian Navy’s in-house wing. It has been commissioned into the Navy as a combat-ready platform as the ship has completed sea trials of all the systems fitted onboard. INS Kavaratti has state-of-the-art weapons and sensor suite capable of “detecting and prosecuting” submarines.
In addition to its anti-submarine warfare capability, the ship also has a credible self-defense capability and good endurance for long-range deployments. “The ship has up to 90 percent 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,” according to the Navy.
With the induction of Kavarattiintoits fold, the Indian Navy’s preparedness would be enhanced, it said. The corvette was built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata, and portrays the growing capability of the Indian Navy, GRSE, and the nation in becoming self-reliant through indigenization, thus, accentuating the national objective ofAtmanirbhar Bharat, the Navy added. Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command Vice-Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, GRSE Chairman and Managing Director Rear Admiral (retired) V K Saxena and other officials attended the event.