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India’s latest warship INS Kabra joins Navy

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  1. BlueOval

    BlueOval Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    India’s latest warship, INS Kabra, which is named after an island of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, was commissioned today at Kochi.



    INS Kabra is an indigenously designed water jet propelled Fast Attack Craft and is eighth of a series built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata.

    The commissioning ceremony involved announcement of the commissioning warrant signed by the Chief of the Naval Staff, hoisting the Naval Ensign and National Flag on board to the tune of the National Anthem and breaking of the commissioning pendant atop the ship.

    Vice Admiral KN Sushil, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, highlighted the importance of relatively smaller ships like fast attack crafts for a blue water Navy, stating that these are essential inventory in peacetime for low intensity conflicts and anti piracy operations.

    Rear Admiral KC Shekar (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, said that INS Kabra is a cost effective and fuel efficient platform.

    He also informed the audience that certain modifications from the original design have been carried out on the ship based on inputs from the Navy.



    INS Kabra has a top speed of over 35 knots, and is ideally suited for high-speed interdiction of fast-moving targets. Her speed, agility and quick response will also be especially useful in search and rescue operations. The low draught of the ship allows her to operate in shallow waters close to the coast as well.

    INS Kabra complies with the latest regulations of the International Maritime Organisation on sea pollution control. The main armament of the ship is a 30 mm CRN 91 Gun. In addition, the ship has been fitted with machine guns of various types and shoulder launched Surface to Air Missiles.

    India’s latest warship INS Kabra joins Navy
     
  2. Rajaraja Chola

    Rajaraja Chola 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    good news for indian navy!!
    Our navy atleat needs 250 ships!!
     
  3. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Here it is

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  4. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Thats it !!
    a few more SAM's and a few Brahmos would better right??:undecided:
     
  5. Mr.Ryu

    Mr.Ryu Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Now we have +1 against pirates, but i think we need more of such craft to protect our vast coastal area,
     
  6. GUNS-N- ROSES

    GUNS-N- ROSES Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    will come in handy for surviellance ops and SAR. it can also be used for anti piracy ops.
     
  7. Mr.Ryu

    Mr.Ryu Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Bro SAM is good, but i dont think we will add BRAHMOS to it ? Seeing the PIC by jagjitnatt i dont even think we can add if we need the ship is smaller than most, also the cost of missile will be high and this ship is a 300 tons baby suited to cut down/halt enemy ship. Also the missile is close to 2.8 ton.

    But i like your idea and will appreciate if they can some how lock the killer missile :undecided: i may be wrong not sure though
     
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    GUNS-N- ROSES Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    its a fast attack craft. its not a missile boat. it was never intended to carry missile. it is designed for a specific function. however a CIWS will be a good option if it is not already installed.
     
  9. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    we need some thing on the lies of the Houbei class if we are to effectively guard our territorial waters with future threats in mind!!
     
  10. Mr.Ryu

    Mr.Ryu Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Ya that what i also thought mate, its small ship i guess better suited for chase and halt enemy ship and PIRACY operation.
     
  11. Kronus

    Kronus Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Good for the Indian Navy, but like everybody said we need more of these beautiful babies!!!
     
  12. Capt.Popeye

    Capt.Popeye Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    If you put even a single Brahmos launcher on INS Kabra,she is likely to sink; while a SAM launcher will make her capsize. The armament that she carries is adequate for her size. :smile:
     
  13. Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones Doctor Death Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Good for surveillance and guard our territorial waters from pirates and smugglers.
     
  14. Nirvana

    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Car Nicobar class fast attack Crafts [8 Inducted , 2 yet to be commisioned (Koswari and Karuva) ]

    5 More such vessels of New class are On order at Pipavav shipyard.
     
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    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Brahmos On Fast Attack Craft ?
     
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