In a major step towards “Make in India,” India produced a domestically made torpedo called “Varunastra,” raising the country to be one of the eight countries in the world to have the capability to design and build such a weapon.
“Varunastra” is capable of targeting quiet and stealthy submarines, both in deep and shallow waters in intense countermeasure environments.
For scale, this is the real size of the Varunastra heavy weight torpedo! pic.twitter.com/SccOtCjVAP— Manu Pubby (@manupubby_ET) 29 июня 2016 г.
The Indian navy has ordered 73 such torpedoes.
Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said that it will not only be a boost to country’s indigenous capabilities but also an opportunity to export to other countries.
“Successful induction of Varunastra into our navy will be a game changer in favor of the warships in the sub surface warfare. This landmark has put navy in elite club of navies across the globe that can boast of self-reliance in under water sensors and under water weapons,” Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba told the media.