Shardul-class tank landing ship
INS Shardul (L16)
|Builders:||Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers|
|Preceded by:||Magar class|
|Type:||Tank landing ship|
|Propulsion:||Kirloskar PA6 STC engines|
|Speed:||16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)|
|Capacity:||11 MBT, 10 armored vehicles
465.8 m³ water, 1,292.6 m³ diesel fuel
|Complement:||11 officers, 145 sailors|
|Decoy: Chaff launchers|
|Armament:||2 x WM-18 rocket launchers
4 x CRN-91 AA (Naval 30mm Medak) guns, MANPAD's.
|Aircraft carried:||1 Sea King/HAL Dhruv|
Shardul-class landing ships are large amphibious warfare vessels built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers for the Indian Navy. They are an evolution of the Magar class amphibious landing ships.
The class has an indigenous content of over 90% with state-of-the-art equipment.
INS Shardul was the first vessel commissioned at Karwar naval base, INS Kadamba. The second ship INS Kesari was commissioned at the Vishakapatnam naval base, and later moved to Port Blair. The third ship INS Airavata underwent sea trials in 2008 and was commissioned in 2009.
|INS Shardul||L16||GRSE||Karwar||4 January 2007||Active|
|INS Kesari||L15||GRSE||Port Blair||5 April 2008||Active|
|INS Airavat||L24||GRSE||Visakhapatnam||19 May 2009||Active|
- Shardul Class - Bharat Rakshak
- Launch of INS Kesari
- Shardul handed over to Navy
- GRSE hands over Shardul to Indian Navy
- Image INS Shardul
- Image INS Kesari