List of active Indian Navy ships

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List of active Indian Navy ships is a list of ships in active service with the Indian Navy. In service ships are taken from the official Indian Navy website.[1] The Indian Navy is one of the largest navies in the world,[2] and as of 2014 possesses two aircraft carriers, one amphibious transport dock, 9 Landing ship tanks, 8 destroyers, 15 frigates, one nuclear-powered attack submarine, 14 conventionally-powered attack submarines, 24 corvettes, 7 mine countermeasure vessels, 9 large offshore patrol vessels, 4 fleet tankers and various auxiliary vessels and small patrol boats. For ships no longer in service see List of ships of the Indian Navy.

Besides the following navy ships, the Indian Coast Guard operates around 90 - 100 armed patrol ships of various sizes.

Submarine fleet[edit]

Nuclear-powered submarines[edit]

Class Picture Type Boats Origin Displacement[a] Note
Nuclear-powered submarines (1 in Service)
Chakra (Akula II)-class INS Chakra Attack submarine (SSN) INS Chakra (S71)  Russia 12,770 tonnes Under a 10 year lease from Russia since 2012.
Arihant-class INS Arihant Ballistic Missile submarine (SSBN) INS Arihant (S73)  India 6,000 tonnes, surfaced Undergoing sea trials, expected to be commissioned by 2014-2015.

Conventionally-powered submarines[edit]

Class Picture Type Boats Origin Displacement[a] Note
Conventionally-powered submarines (14 in Service)
Sindhughosh-class INS Sindhuvijay Attack submarine INS Sindhughosh (S55)
INS Sindhudhvaj (S56)
INS Sindhuraj (S57)
INS Sindhuvir (S58)
INS Sindhuratna (S59)
INS Sindhukesari (S60)
INS Sindhukirti (S61)
INS Sindhuvijay (S62)
INS Sindhurakshak (S63)
INS Sindhushastra (S65)
 Soviet Union 3,076 tonnes S63 Sindhurakshak exploded and sank on the 14 August 2013. Officials say it is "highly unlikely" she will return to active service,[3] but the final decision will be made only after the boat is re-floated and inspected.[4][5]

S61 Sindhukirti is currently written off [6]

Shishumar-class Shishumar class submarine.JPG Attack submarine INS Shishumar (S44)
INS Shankush (S45)
INS Shalki (S46)
INS Shankul (S47)
 Germany 1,850 tonnes

Surface fleet[edit]

Aircraft carriers[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Aircraft carriers (2 in service)
Centaur-class INS Viraat Aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R22)  United Kingdom 28,700 tonnes STOVL carrier. Scheduled to be decommissioned by 2017 and replaced by INS Vikrant.[7]
Modified Kiev-class INS Vikramaditya during trials.jpg Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (R33)  Russia 45,400 tonnes STOBAR carrier.

Amphibious warfare ships, landing ships[edit]

Note: In addition, the Indian Navy maintains 6 landing craft (L-34 to L-39) that operate from and in conjunction with these vessels below. They serve to transport troops and equipment from ship to shore during an amphibious operation.

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Amphibious warfare ships (1 in Service)
Austin-class INS Jalashwa Amphibious transport dock (LPD) INS Jalashwa (L41)  United States 16,590 tonnes Under terms of sale, Jalashwa cannot be used during a war or offensive operation, unless such action is granted by the United States Pentagon.[8]
Landing ships (9 in Service)
Shardul-class INS Shardul Landing ship tank (LST) INS Shardul (L16)
INS Kesari (L15)
INS Airavat (L24)
 India 5,600 tonnes[9]
Magar-class INS Magar Landing ship tank (LST) INS Magar (L20)
INS Gharial (L23)
 India 5,655 tonnes[10]
Kumbhir-class L-32, L-34, L-21, L-22 LSTs and LCUs beached.jpg Landing ship tank (LST) INS Cheetah (L18)
INS Mahish (L19)
INS Guldar (L21)
INS Kumbhir (L22)
 Poland 1,100 tonnes

Destroyers and frigates[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Destroyers and frigates (23 in service)
Kolkata-class Kolkata-class destroyer port view CGI.JPG Stealth Guided missile destroyer INS Kolkata + 2 under construction.  India 7,200 tonnes Handed over to the Navy on 10th July 2014. Awaiting Commissioning. [11]
Delhi-class INS Delhi Guided missile destroyer INS Delhi (D61)
INS Mysore (D60)
INS Mumbai (D62)
 India 6,700 tonnes
Rajput-class INS Ranvijay Guided missile destroyer INS Rajput (D51)
INS Rana (D52)
INS Ranjit (D53)
INS Ranvir (D54)
INS Ranvijay (D55)
 Soviet Union
 India
4,974 tonnes Built, in the Soviet Union, to Indian design modifications of the Soviet Kashin class destroyers design.
Shivalik-class INS Shivalik Multi-role stealth frigate INS Shivalik (F47)
INS Satpura (F48)
INS Sahyadri (F49)
 India 6,200 tonnes
Talwar-class INS Trikand Multi-role stealth frigate INS Talwar (F40)
INS Trishul (F43)
INS Tabar (F44)
INS Teg (F45)
INS Tarkash (F50)
INS Trikand (F51)
 Russia 4,035 tonnes
Brahmaputra-class INS Beas Guided missile frigate INS Brahmaputra (F31)
INS Betwa (F39)
INS Beas (F37)
 India 3,850 tonnes
Godavari-class INS Ganga (F22).jpg Guided missile frigate INS Godavari (F20)
INS Ganga (F22)
INS Gomati (F21)
 India 3,850 tonnes

Corvettes[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Corvettes (24 in Service)
Kamorta-class INS Kamorta Stealth ASW Corvette INS Kamorta  India 3,400 tonnes[12] Handed over to the Navy on 12th July 2014. Awaiting Commissioning.[11]
Kora-class INS Kora Corvette INS Kora (P61)
INS Kirch (P62)
INS Kulish (P63)
INS Karmuk (P64)
 India 1,350 tonnes
Khukri-class INS Kuthar Corvette INS Khukri (P49)
INS Kuthar (P46)
INS Kirpan (P44)
INS Khanjar (P47)
 India 1,350 tonnes
Veer-class INS Nirbhik Corvette (light) INS Veer (K40)
INS Nirbhik (K41)
INS Nipat (K42)
INS Nishank (K43)
INS Nirghat (K44)
INS Vibhuti (K45)
INS Vipul (K46)
INS Vinash (K47)
INS Vidyut (K48)
INS Nashak (K83)
INS Prabal (K92)
INS Pralaya (K91)
 India
 Soviet Union
455 tonnes Customized Indian variant of the Soviet Tarantul class.
Abhay-class Abhay class corvette.JPG Corvette (light) INS Abhay (P33)
INS Ajay (P34)
INS Akshay (P35)
INS Agray (P36)
 India
 Soviet Union
485 tonnes Customized Indian variants of the Soviet Pauk class corvettes.

Mine countermeasure vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Mine countermeasure vessels (7 in Service)
Pondicherry-class INS Kozhikode (M71) Minesweeper INS Alleppey (M65)
INS Karwar (M67)
INS Cannanore (M68)
INS Cuddalore (M69)
INS Kakinanda (M70)
INS Kozhikode (M71)
INS Konkan (M72)
 Soviet Union 891 tonnes

Patrol vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Patrol vessels (46 in Service)
Saryu-class INS Saryu Offshore patrol vessel INS Saryu (P54)
INS Sunayna (P57)
INS Sumedha
 India 2,215 tonnes
Sukanya-class INS Suvarna Offshore patrol vessel INS Sukanya (P50)
INS Subhadra (P51)
INS Suvarna (P52)
INS Savitri (P53)
INS Sharada (P55)
INS Sujata (P56)
 South Korea
 India
1,890 tonnes
Car Nicobar-class INS Car Nicobar (T69) and INS Chetlat (T70) cruise.jpg Patrol boat INS Car Nicobar (T69)
INS Chetlat (T70)
INS Kora Divh (T71)
INS Cheriyam (T72)
INS Cankaraso (T73)
INS Kondul (T74)
INS Kalpeni (T75)
INS Kabra (T76)
INS Koswari (T77)
INS Karuva (T78)
 India 325 tonnes
Bangaram-class Exercise Milan 2014 for 17 navies of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium, organised by Indian Navy, Andaman and Nicobar Command (10).jpg Patrol boat INS Bangaram (T65)
INS Bitra (T66)
INS Batti Malv (T67)
INS Baratang (T68)
 India 260 tonnes
Trinkat-class INS Trinkat (T61).jpg Patrol boat INS Trinkat (T61)
INS Tarasa (T63)
 India 260 tonnes
Super Dvora-class FAC T-84 Patrol boat T80
T81
T82
T83
T84
T85
T86
 Israel 60 tonnes
Solas Marine fast interceptor boat T-403 interceptor craft Patrol boat at least 4 in service  Sri Lanka 60 tonnes Total 80 on order.[13][14]
Immediate Support Vessels (ISV) Patrol boat 10 in service  India Total 23 ordered.[15][16]

Auxiliary fleet[edit]

Replenishment ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Replenishment ships (4 in Service)
Deepak-class INS Shakti A57.jpg Replenishment oiler INS Deepak (A50)
INS Shakti (A57)
 Italy 27,500 tonnes
Jyoti-class INS Jyoti Replenishment oiler INS Jyoti (A58)  Russia 35,900 tonnes
Aditya-class INS Aditya Replenishment oiler & Repair ship INS Aditya (A59)  India 24,612 tonnes

Support ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Support ships (6 in Service)
Nicobar-class Troopship INS Nicobar
INS Andamans
19,000 [17][18][19]
Lakshadweep Sea Ship.jpg Hospital ship INS Lakshadweep Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Astravahini-Class Astravahini Class torpedo recovery vessel (A73).jpg Torpedo recovery vessel INS A-72 (TRV)
INS A-73 (TLRV)
 India 110 tonnes
INS Nireekshak (A15).jpg Diving support vessel INS Nireekshak (A15) 2,160 tonnes

Research and survey vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Research and survey vessels (10 in Service)
Sagardhwani INS Sagardhwani (A74).jpg Research vessel INS Sagardhwani (A74)  India 2,050 tonnes
Sandhayak-class INS Investigator (J15) Survey vessel INS Nirupak (J14)
INS Investigator (J15)
INS Jamuna (J16)
INS Sutlej (J17)
INS Sandhayak (J18)
INS Nirdeshak (J19)
INS Darshak (J20)
INS Sarvekshak (J22)
 India 1,800 tonnes
Alcock Ashdown-class INS Makar Survey vessel INS Makar (J31)  India 500 tonnes New catamaran design. Five more ships are under various stage of construction.

Training vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Training vessels (4 in Service)
INS Tir (A86).JPG Training vessel INS Tir (A86)  India 3,200 tonnes
INS Tarangini Training vessel (sail) INS Varuna
INS Tarangini (A75)
INS Sudarshini (A77)
 India 500 tonnes
INSV Mhadei.jpg Training boat (sail) INSV Mhadei (A76)  India 23 tonnes Has been used for solo, unassisted, non-stop circumnavigation under sail two times.[20]

Tugboats[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Tug boats (19 in Service)
Gaj-class tugboat INS Matanga (A53).JPG Ocean-going tugboat INS Matanga (A53)  India 1,334 tonnes The first ship of the class, INS Gaj (A51) was decommissioned in 1996.
INS Gaj (2002).jpg Ocean-going tugboat INS Gaj (2002) 560 tonnes
Bhim-class Tugboat INS Bhim
INS Balshil
INS Ajral
373 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Madan Singh-class Tugboat INS Madan Singh
INS Shambhu Singh
382 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Balram-class Tugboat INS Balram
INS Bajrang
216 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Bahadur-class Tugboat INS Bahadur 100 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Anand-class Tugboat INS Anand 100 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
B.C. Dutt-class Tugboat INS B. C. Dutt
INS Tarafdar
355 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Nakul-class Tugboat INS Nakul
INS Arjun
373 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Arga-class Tugboat INS Arga
INS Bali
INS Anup
239 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Tugboat INS Sarthi  India 25 tonnes [21]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Miscellaneous (24 in Service)
Ambika-class High sulphur diesel oiler INS Ambika 1,000 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Fuel carrier (barge) INS Poshak  India 671 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Modest-Class Fuel carrier (barge) INS Purak
INS Puran
731 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Hooghly-Class Fuel carrier (barge) INS ???
INS ???
INS ???
INS ???
1,700 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Vipul-Class Water carrier (barge) INS Pamba
INS Pulakesin-1
INS Ambuda
598 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
GSL-class Small ferryboat INS Manohar
INS Modak
INS Mangal
INS Madhur
INS Manorama
INS Manjula
175 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Manoram-class Small ferryboat INS Manoram
INS Vihar
578 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Shalimar-class Small ferryboat INS Neelam  India 218 tonnes
Corporated-class Sullage (barge) INS SB-II
INS SB-II
INS SB-V
INS SB-VII
220 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Displacement when submerged

References[edit]

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  8. ^ Speedy probe into navy ‘honey trap’, April 16, 2010 The Telegraph (Calcutta)
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  10. ^ "Magar Class (LST)". Indian Navy. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
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  12. ^ "India's first indigenous anti-submarine warfare ship ready". The Times of India. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Naval Command gets four fast interceptor craft". The Hindu. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Southern Naval Command to induct fast interceptor crafts for coastal patrolling". The Hindu. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  15. ^ Rajshri Mehta. "81st immediate support vessels squadron commissioned". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Navy gets 3 fast attack craft". The Hindu. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
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  18. ^ "Nicobar Class Transport Ship". Global Security. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  19. ^ Wertheim, Eric (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to combat fleets of the world : their ships, aircraft, and systems (15th ed. ed.). Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press. p. 302. ISBN 159114955X. 
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  21. ^ "Tug inducted into Indian Navy". Business Standard. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 

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