The submarine was launched by President of Navy Wives Welfare Association search?query=Reena Lanba">Reena Lanba.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral search?query=Sunil">Sunil Lanba was the chief guest on the occasion and several senior officers and dignitaries from thesearch?query= defence"> defence and the civil administration were present on the occasion.
Admiral search?query=Sunil">Sunil Lanba underscored that the old Karanj had served the nation for 34 years from 1969 to 2003 including participation in 1971 war.
The contract for the construction and Transfer-of-Technology for sixsearch?query= Scorpene"> Scorpene submarines in series has M/s Naval Group (formerly DCNS) of France as 'Collaborator' and are being built by MDL.
The state-of-the-art technology utilised for construction of thesearch?query= Scorpene"> Scorpene class submarines has ensured superior stealth features such as advanced acoustic silencing techniques, low radiated noise levels, hydro-dynamically optimised shape and the ability to launch a crippling attack on the enemy using precision-guided weapons.
The attack can be launched with both torpedoes and tube launched anti-ship missiles, whilst underwater or on the surface.
The submarine is designed to operate in all theatres, with means provided to ensure interoperability with other components of a Naval Task Force. It is a potent platform, marking a generational shift in submarine operations. (ANI)