According to defense sources, the Indian Navy is scheduled to induct its third Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj in Mumbai on March 10th. This submarine will add more firepower to the Indian Navy's offensive & surveillance capabilities in the Indian Ocean region and beyond.
The P75I Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj is armed with six torpedo launching tubes, 18 heavy weapons, tube-launched MBDA SM-39 Exocet anti-ship missiles, and precision-guided weapons.
The weapons are carried in weapon launching tubes and can be easily reloaded at sea. The submarine can launch crippling attacks on the surface and underwater enemy targets.