The last of four indigenously built Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes “INS Kavaratti” under
Project 28 (Kamorta class) is scheduled to be commissioned into the Indian Navy on 22 October 20.
Touted as a potent Stealth ASW Corvette, Kavaratti is indigenously designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house
organisation, Directorate of Naval Design(DND), and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE),
Kavaratti has a state-of-the-art weapons and sensor suite capable of detecting and prosecuting submarines. In
addition to its anti-submarine warfare capability, the ship also has a credible self defence capability and good
endurance for long-range deployments.
Kavaratti takes her name from erstwhile INS Kavaratti which was an Arnala class missile corvette. The older
Kavaratti distinguished herself by operating in support of was Bangladesh’s liberation in 1971.