Magar-class amphibious warfare vessel
|Builders:||Hindustan Shipyard Limited
Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers
|Preceded by:||Kumbhir class|
|Succeeded by:||Shardul class|
|Type:||Amphibious warfare vessel|
|Displacement:||5,665 tons (full load)|
|Propulsion:||2 x 8560 hp sustained diesel engine|
|Range:||3000 miles @ 14 knots|
|Boats & landing
|Capacity:||15 Tanks, 8 APCs|
|Complement:||136 (incl. 16 officers)|
|1 BEL 1245 navigation radar|
|BEL Ajanta as intercept|
|Armament:||4 x Bofors 40mm/60 guns,
2 x 122mm multiple-barrel rocket launchers
|Aircraft carried:||1 Sea King|
|Aviation facilities:||2 helicopter platforms|
The Magar-class landing ships are amphibious warfare vessels of the Indian Navy, currently in active service. Only two ships of the class were designed and built by Hindustan Shipyard Limited, with fitting completed at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers.
The ships are stationed at the naval base in Vishakapatnam on India's east coast.
It can operate two medium-lift helicopters, which are primarily meant for "inserting" a small team of Special Forces (marine commandos). To discharge its cargo and most of the troops, it needs to be "beached" through its 'bow-door' (in the front).
|INS Magar (L20)||Hindustan Shipyard Limited/GRSE||Vishakapatnam||15 July 1987||Active|
|INS Gharial (L23)||Hindustan Shipyard Limited/GRSE||Vishakapatnam||14 February 1997||Active|