INS Kavaratti joins Navy fleet, test-fires anti-tank guided missile ‘Nag’

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INS Kavaratti joins Navy fleet, test-fires anti-tank guided missile ‘Nag’

Navy’s Fleet Will Include INS Kavaratti, Anti Tank Guided Missile ‘Nag’ Test Successful

INS is one of the four indigenous ships of India. Up to 90% of Indian goods have been used to make it. -File photo

INS Kavaratti, formed in India, joined the Navy fleet on Thursday. Army Chief MM Narwane commissioned it under Project 28 (Commerota Class) at the Visakhapatnam Naval Dockyard. The INS Kavaratti prepared in India is equipped with anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and stealth technology that is not vulnerable to enemy radar. This will be helpful in long distance operations.

India made another achievement in the field of security on Thursday. The last test of the anti-tank guided missile ‘Nag’ took place at the Pokhran firing range in Rajasthan on Thursday morning. The final trial with Warhead was successful. It is now ready to join the indigenous missile army.

Snake missile can be fired day and night anytime

The Nag missile was launched from the Nag missile carrier (NAMICA). It can target range of 4 to 7 km. It is a third generation anti-tank guided missile. Can target enemy tanks both day and night. With its army joining, the Indian Army will be able to easily target enemy tanks. In 2018, the Ministry of Defense had approved the purchase of 300 Nag missiles and 25 NAMICA for the Indian Army.

INS Kavaratti will start service as soon as commissioned
The design of INS Kavaratti has been prepared by the Naval Design Directorate of the Indian Navy. It has been built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) of Kolkata. Up to 90% of Indian goods have been used to build ships. Carbon composites have been used to design this vessel. It will start its services as soon as it joins the Navy, because all its sea trials have already been completed.

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