INS Astradharini Joins The Indian Navy

It is Indian Navy’s first totally indigenously-designed and built Torpedo launch and recovery vessel (TRV). 

  1. It is advanced replacement for INS Astravahini which was decommissioned from India Navy.
  2. The unique design by a collaborative effort of Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), IIT Kharagpur and Shoft Shipyard.
  3. It is 50-metre twin-hulled warship with maximum speed of 15 knots (28 km/h).
  4. It will function and operate under the Eastern Fleet of Indian Navy.
  5. It will carry out the technical trials of underwater weapons and systems like torpedoes and mines.
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