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] As of July 2022, the Indian Navy possesses 2 aircraft carriers, 1 amphibious transport dock, 8 Landing ship tanks, 10 destroyers, 13 frigates, 2 Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, 15 conventionally powered attack submarines, 19 corvettes, 8 Landing Craft Utility, 10 large offshore patrol vessels, 5 fleet tankers and various auxiliary vessels and small patrol boats. For ships no longer in service see List of ships of the Indian Navy and for future acquisitions of the fleet, see future ships of the Indian Navy.

Submarine fleet[edit]

Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBN)[edit]

Class Picture Type Boats Origin Displacement[a] Notes
Active (1)
Arihant class Arihant Ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) INS Arihant (S2)  India 6,000 tonnes

Conventionally-powered submarines (SSK)[edit]

Class Picture Type Boats Origin Displacement[a] Notes
Active (15)
Kalvari class INS Kalvari (S21) at sea.jpg Attack submarine INS Kalvari (S21)  France
 India
2,000 tonnes Indian Scorpène-class variant.[2]
INS Khanderi (S22)
INS Karanj (S23)
INS Vela (S24)
Sindhughosh class INS Sindhuvijay Attack submarine INS Sindhughosh (S55)  Soviet Union
 Russia
3,076 tonnes Indian Kilo-class (Project 877) variant.
INS Sindhuraj (S57)
INS Sindhuratna (S59)
INS Sindhukesari (S60)
INS Sindhukirti (S61)
INS Sindhuvijay (S62)
INS Sindhurashtra (S65)
Shishumar class Shishumar class submarine.JPG Attack submarine INS Shishumar (S44)  West Germany
 India
1,850 tonnes Indian Type 209 class variant.[3]
INS Shankush (S45)
INS Shalki (S46)
INS Shankul (S47)

Surface fleet[edit]

Aircraft carriers[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Active (2)
Vikrant class IAC1 Vikrant with INS Kolkata (D63) during sea trial.jpg Aircraft carrier INS Vikrant (R11)  India 45,000 tonnes Also known as IAC-1.
Kiev class Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, former Gorshkov.jpg Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (R33)  Russia 45,400 tonnes Modified Soviet aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov.

Amphibious warfare ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Amphibious transport docks
Austin class INS Jalashwa Amphibious transport dock (LPD) INS Jalashwa (L41)  United States 16,590 tonnes Ex USS Trenton
Landing ship tanks
Magar class INS Magar joins Southern Naval Command (1).jpg Landing ship tank (LST) INS Magar (L20)  India 5,665 tonnes[4]
INS Gharial (L23)
Shardul class INS Kesari during Milan 2018 exercise.jpg Landing ship tank (LST) INS Shardul (L16)  India 5,650 tonnes[5]
INS Kesari (L15)
INS Airavat (L24)
Kumbhir class INS Mahish Landing ship tank (LST) INS Cheetah (L18)  Poland 1,100 tonnes
INS Guldar (L21)
INS Kumbhir (L22)
Landing craft
Mk. IV LCU Mk. IV LCU L51 at sea (cropped).jpg Landing craft utility (LCU) INS LCU 51 (L51)  India 830 tonnes[6]
INS LCU 52 (L52)
INS LCU 53 (L53)
INS LCU 54 (L54)
INS LCU 55 (L55)
INS LCU 56 (L56)
INS LCU 57 (L57)
INS LCU 58 (L58)

Destroyers[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Active (10)
Visakhapatnam class Visakhapatnam (D66) - P15B destroyer of Indian Navy during sea trials.jpg Stealth guided missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam (D66)[7]  India 7,400 tonnes [8] Follow on of the Kolkata-class destroyer with improved stealth features.[9][10]
Kolkata class 201117-N-NC885-1128.jpg Stealth guided missile destroyer INS Kolkata (D63)  India 7,400 tonnes[11]
INS Kochi (D64)
INS Chennai (D65)[12]
Delhi class INS Mumbai (D62) performing transfer of personnel at sea.jpg Guided missile destroyer INS Mysore (D60)  India 6,200 tonnes
INS Delhi (D61)
INS Mumbai (D62)
Rajput class INS Rajput (D51) sporting Revathi radar.jpg Guided missile destroyer INS Rana (D52)  Soviet Union 4,974 tonnes Built in the Soviet Union to Indian design modifications of the Kashin-class destroyer.
INS Ranvir (D54)
INS Ranvijay (D55)

Frigates[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Active (12)
Shivalik class 120416-N-ZF681-220 (8092630181).jpg Stealth guided missile frigate INS Shivalik (F47)  India 6,200 tonnes
INS Satpura (F48)
INS Sahyadri (F49)
Talwar class INS Talwar Stealth guided missile frigate INS Talwar (F40)  Russia
 India
4,440 tonnes First three vessels to be upgraded.
INS Trishul (F43)
INS Tabar (F44)
INS Teg (F45)
INS Tarkash (F50)
INS Trikand (F51)
Brahmaputra class INS Beas-2.JPG Guided missile frigate INS Brahmaputra (F31)  India 3,850 tonnes Enhanced Godavari-class variant.
INS Betwa (F39)
INS Beas (F37)

Corvettes[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Active (19)
Kamorta class INS Kavaratti (P31) during sea trials Stealth ASW corvette INS Kamorta (P28)  India 3,300 tonnes The class is primarily designed for anti-submarine warfare.
INS Kadmatt (P29)
INS Kiltan (P30)
INS Kavaratti (P31)
Kora class INS Karmuk (cropped).jpg Guided missile corvette INS Kora (P61)  India 1,400 tonnes
INS Kirch (P62)
INS Kulish (P63)
INS Karmuk (P64)
Khukri class INS Kuthar Corvette INS Kuthar (P46)  India 1,350 tonnes
INS Kirpan (P44)
INS Khanjar (P47)
Veer class INS Nirbhik Corvette INS Vibhuti (K45)  India 455 tonnes Indian variant of the Soviet Tarantul class.[13][14]
INS Vipul (K46)
INS Vinash (K47)
INS Vidyut (K48)
INS Nashak (K83)
INS Pralaya (K91)
INS Prabal (K92)
Abhay class Abhay class corvette.JPG ASW corvette INS Abhay (P33)  Soviet Union 485 tonnes Indian variant of the Soviet Pauk class.

Offshore patrol vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Active (10)
Saryu class INS Sunayna returns to Kochi post an 80 day anti piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden.jpg Offshore patrol vessel INS Saryu (P54)  India 2,300 tonnes
INS Sunayna (P57)
INS Sumedha (P58)
INS Sumitra (P59)
Sukanya class INS Savitri Offshore patrol vessel INS Sukanya (P50)  South Korea
 India
1,890 tonnes Can be armed and upgraded to light frigate standard if needed.[15]
INS Subhadra (P51)
INS Suvarna (P52)
INS Savitri (P53)
INS Sharada (P55)
INS Sujata (P56)

Patrol vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Active (19)
Car Nicobar class INS Tarmugli (T91) near Visakhapatnam port.jpg Patrol vessels Fleet I  India 325 tonnes
INS Car Nicobar (T69)
INS Chetlat (T70)
INS Cora Divh (T71)
INS Cheriyam (T72)
INS Cankaraso (T73)
INS Kondul (T74)
INS Kalpeni (T75)
INS Kabra (T76)
INS Koswari (T77)
INS Karuva (T78)
Fleet II
INS Tarmugli (T91)
INS Tillanchang (T92)
INS Tihayu (T93)
INS Tarasa (T94)
Bangaram class INS Baratang.jpg Patrol vessels INS Bangaram (T65)  India 260 tonnes
INS Bitra (T66)
INS Batti Malv (T67)
INS Baratang (T68)
Trinkat class INS Trinkat (T61).jpg Patrol vessels INS Trinkat (T61)  India 260 tonnes

Patrol boats[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Active (109)
Immediate Support Vessel Immediate Support Vessels T-38, T-39 & T-40 ready for commissioning.jpg Patrol boats 23 in service  India 60 tonnes 23 in service as of September 2015. Used by ONGC to protect off-shore establishments.[16]
Super Dvora class FAC T-84 Patrol boats 6 in service  Israel 50 tonnes
Solas Marine fast interceptor boat T-403 interceptor craft Patrol boats 80 in service[citation needed]  Sri Lanka 40 tonnes Operated by Sagar Prahari Bal.[17]

Auxiliary fleet[edit]

Replenishment ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Active (5)
Deepak class INS Shakti A57.jpg Replenishment oiler INS Deepak (A50)  Italy 27,500 tonnes
INS Shakti (A57)
Aditya class INS Aditya Replenishment oiler & Repair ship INS Aditya (A59)  India 24,612 tonnes
Jyoti class INS Jyoti Replenishment oiler INS Jyoti (A58)  Russia 35,900 tonnes
Ambika class High sulphur diesel oiler INS Ambika  India
1,000 tonnes

Research, survey and tracking vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Active (9)
Dhruv class VC11184.png Missile range instrumentation vessel INS Dhruv (A40)  India 15,000 tonnes [18]
Sagardhwani class INS Sagardhwani (A74).jpg Research vessel INS Sagardhwani (A74)  India 2,050 tonnes
Sandhayak class INS Sandhayak (J-18) survey vessel at sea.jpg Survey vessel INS Nirupak (J20)  India 1,800 tonnes Nirdeshak and Sandhayak decommissioned in 2014 and 2021 respectively.[19]
INS Investigator (J15)
INS Jamuna (J16)
INS Sutlej (J17)
INS Darshak (J21)
INS Sarvekshak (J22)
Makar class INS Makar Survey vessel INS Makar (J31)  India 500 tonnes

Support ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Active (7)
Nicobar class Troopship INS Andamans  Poland 19,000 tonnes [20][21][22]
INS Nicobar
Nireekshak class INS Nireekshak (A15) at sea.jpg Diving support vessel INS Nireekshak (A15)  India 2,160 tonnes
Astradharani class INS Astradharini.jpg Torpedo recovery vessel INS Astradharani (A61)  India 650 tonnes [23][24]
Dredger 1 class Dredging vessel Dredger 1  India Ship built by Tebma Shipyard Limited and inducted on 25 March 2015.[25]
DSAR class LR5 rescue vehicle is lowered into the water.JPEG Deep-submergence rescue vehicle DSAR - 1  United Kingdom 25 tonnes [26][27]
DSAR - 2

Training vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Active (6)
Tir class INS Tir (A86).JPG Training vessel INS Tir (A86)  India 3,200 tonnes
Tarangini class INS Tarangini Training vessel (sail) INS Tarangini (A75)  India 500 tonnes
INS Sudarshini (A77)
Varuna class Training vessel (sail) INS Varuna  India 110 tonnes
Mhadei class 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.[28][29]
INSV Tarini

Tugboats[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Active (24)
Gaj class INS Gaj (2002).jpg Ocean-going tugboat INS Gaj  India 560 tonnes
IRS class Ocean-going tugboat INS Himmat  India 472 tonnes 50 tonne bollard pull tugs[30][31]
INS Dhiraj
INS Sahas
INS Veeran
Madan Singh class Tugboat INS Madan Singh  India 382 tonnes
INS Shambhu Singh
Bhim class Tugboat INS Bhim  India 373 tonnes
INS Balshil
INS Ajral
Nakul class Tugboat INS Nakul  India 373 tonnes
INS Arjun
B.C. Dutt class Tugboat INS B. C. Dutt  India 355 tonnes
INS Tarafdar
Arga class Tugboat INS Arga  India 239 tonnes
INS Bali
INS Anup
Balram class Tugboat INS Balram  India 216 tonnes
INS Bajrang
Bahadur class Tugboat INS Bahadur  India 100 tonnes
Anand class Tugboat INS Anand  India 100 tonnes
Buland class Tugboat INS Balwan  India 25 tonne bollard pull tugs[32][33][34]
INS Sahayak
INS Buland
Sarthi class Tugboat INS Sarthi  India 25 tonne bollard pull tugs[35]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Active (26)
Manoram class Small ferryboat INS Manoram  India 578 tonnes
INS Vihar
INS Ankola
Shalimar class Small ferryboat INS Neelam  India 218 tonnes
INS Mohini
GSL class Small ferryboat INS Manohar  India 175 tonnes
INS Modak
INS Mangal
INS Madhur
INS Manorama
INS Manjula
Hooghly class Fuel carrier (barge) INS ???  India 1,700 tonnes
INS ???
INS ???
INS ???
Modest class Fuel carrier (barge) INS Purak  India 731 tonnes
INS Puran
Poshak class Fuel carrier (barge) INS Poshak  India 671 tonnes
Vipul class Water carrier (barge) INS Pamba  India 598 tonnes
INS Pulakesin-1
INS Ambuda
Corporated class Sullage (barge) INS SB-II  India 220 tonnes
INS SB-II
INS SB-V
INS SB-VII
Floating Dock Navy 1 (FDN-1)
FDN-1 Andaman 4140144.JPG
Floating dock Floating Dock (FDN-1)  Japan Lifting capacity of 11,500 tonnes.[36][37]
Floating Dock Navy 2 (FDN-2) Floating dock Floating Dock (FDN-2)  India Lifting capacity of 8,000 tonnes.[38]

See also[edit]

Indian navy-related lists
Indian military-related
Other related topics

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Displacement when submerged

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