List of active Indian Navy ships

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Naval Ensign of the Indian Navy.

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 September 2020 possesses 1 aircraft carrier, 1 upcoming aircraft carrier, 1 amphibious transport dock, 8 Landing ship tanks, 10 destroyers, 13 frigates, 1 nuclear-powered attack submarine, 2 ballistic missile submarine, 15 conventionally powered attack submarines, 23 corvettes, 10 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 and for future acquisitions of the fleet, see future ships of the Indian Navy.

Besides the following navy ships, the Indian Coast Guard operates around 150 armed patrol ships of various sizes.

Submarine fleet[edit]

Nuclear-powered submarines (SSN and SSBN)[edit]

Class Picture Type Boats Origin Displacement[a] Note
Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (02)
Arihant class Arihant Ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) INS Arihant (S2)

INS Arighat (S3)

 India 6,600 tonnes
Nuclear-powered attack submarines (1)
Chakra (Akula II) class INS Chakra Attack submarine (SSN) INS Chakra (S71)  Russia 12,770 tonnes

Conventionally-powered submarines (SSK)[edit]

Class Picture Type Boats Origin Displacement[a] Note
Conventionally-powered submarines (14)
Kalvari class First torpedo firing trials of INS Kalvari (S50) - 1.jpg Attack submarine INS Kalvari (S21)

INS Khanderi (S22)

 France
 India
2000 tonnes
Sindhughosh class INS Sindhuvijay Attack submarine INS Sindhughosh (S55)
INS Sindhudhvaj (S56)
INS Sindhuraj (S57)
INS Sindhuratna (S59)
INS Sindhukesari (S60)
INS Sindhukirti (S61)
INS Sindhuvijay (S62)
INS Sindhurashtra (S65)
 Soviet Union
 Russia
3,076 tonnes
Shishumar class Shishumar class submarine.JPG Attack submarine INS Shishumar (S44)
INS Shankush (S45)
INS Shalki (S46)
INS Shankul (S47)
 West Germany
 India
1,850 tonnes To be armed with Harpoon Block-II anti-ship missiles[3]

Surface fleet[edit]

Aircraft carriers[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Aircraft carrier (1)
Kiev class (Modified) INS Vikramaditya (R33) close shot.jpg Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (R33)  Russia 45,400 tonnes STOBAR ("Short Take-Off But Arrested Recovery" or "Short Take-Off, Barrier Arrested Recovery") carrier.

Landing & Transport Ships[edit]

class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Amphibious warfare ships (1)
Austin class INS Jalashwa Amphibious transport dock (LPD) INS Jalashwa (L41)  United States 16,590 tonnes
Landing ships (8)
Shardul class INS Shardul.jpg Landing ship tank (LST) INS Shardul (L16)
INS Kesari (L15)
INS Airavat (L24)
 India 5,600 tonnes[4]
Magar class INS Magar joins Southern Naval Command (1).jpg Landing ship tank (LST) INS Magar (L20)
INS Gharial (L23)
 India 5,655 tonnes[5]
Kumbhir class INS Kumbhir Landing ship tank (LST) INS Cheetah (L18)
INS Guldar (L21)
INS Kumbhir (L22)
 Poland 1,100 tonnes One ship, INS Mahish (L19) was decommissioned.[6]
Landing craft (7)
Mk. IV LCU Mk IV LCU during sea trials.png Landing craft utility (LCU) INS LCU 51 (L51)
INS LCU 52 (L52)
INS LCU 53 (L53)
INS LCU 54 (L54)
INS LCU 55 (L55)
INS LCU 56 (L56)
INS LCU 57 (L57)
 India 830 tonnes

Destroyers[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Destroyers (10)
Kolkata class INS Kolkata at Mombasa, Kenya.jpg Stealth guided missile destroyer INS Kolkata (D63)
INS Kochi (D64)
INS Chennai (D65)[7]
 India 8,200 tonnes[8]
Delhi class INS Mumbai (D62) underway.jpg Guided missile destroyer INS Delhi (D61)
INS Mysore (D60)
INS Mumbai (D62)
 India 6,200 tonnes
Rajput class INS Ranvijay at annual bi-lateral naval field training exercise.jpg Guided missile destroyer INS Rajput (D51)
INS Rana (D52)
INS Ranvir (D54)
INS Ranvijay (D55)
 Soviet Union 4,974 tonnes Built in the Soviet Union to Indian design modifications of the Kashin-class destroyer.

Frigates[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Frigates (13)
Shivalik class Malabar 2012 INS Satpura (F-48).jpg Stealth guided missile frigate INS Shivalik (F47)
INS Satpura (F48)
INS Sahyadri (F49)
 India 6,200 tonnes
Talwar class INS Trikand Stealth guided missile frigate INS Talwar (F40)
INS Trishul (F43)
INS Tabar (F44)
INS Teg (F45)
INS Tarkash (F50)
INS Trikand (F51)
 Russia 4,440 tonnes First three vessels to be upgraded.[citation needed]
Brahmaputra class INS Beas-2.JPG Guided missile frigate INS Brahmaputra (F31)
INS Betwa (F39)
INS Beas (F37)
 India 3,850 tonnes Enhanced Godavari-class variant.
Godavari class INS Gomati F21.jpg Guided missile frigate INS Gomati (F21)  India 3,850 tonnes

Corvettes[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Corvettes (23)
Kamorta class INS Kavaratti (P31) during sea trials Stealth ASW Corvette INS Kamorta (P28)
INS Kadmatt (P29)
INS Kiltan (P30)
INS Kavaratti (P31)
 India 3,300 tonnes The class is primarily designed for anti-submarine warfare.
Kora class INS Karmuk (cropped).jpg Corvette INS Kora (P61)
INS Kirch (P62)
INS Kulish (P63)
INS Karmuk (P64)
 India 1,400 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 INS Nishank (K43)
INS Vibhuti (K45)
INS Vipul (K46)
INS Vinash (K47)
INS Vidyut (K48)
INS Nashak (K83)
INS Prabal (K92)
INS Pralaya (K91)
 India 455 tonnes Indian variant of the Soviet Tarantul class.[9][10]
Abhay class Abhay class corvette.JPG Corvette INS Abhay (P33)
INS Ajay (P34)
INS Akshay (P35)
 India 485 tonnes Indian variant of the Soviet Pauk classs.

Offshore patrol vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Offshore patrol vessels (10)
Saryu class INS Sumitra (P59).jpg Offshore patrol vessel INS Saryu (P54)
INS Sunayna (P57)
INS Sumedha (P58)
INS Sumitra (P59)
 India 2,300 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 Can be armed and upgraded to light frigate standard if needed.[11]


Patrol vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Patrol vessels (19)
Car Nicobar class INS Car Nicobar (T69) and INS Chetlat (T70) cruise.jpg Patrol vessels Fleet I
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)

Fleet II: FOWJFAC
INS Tarmugli (T91)
INS Tillanchang(T92)
INS Tihayu (T93)
INS Tarasa (T94)

 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 vessels INS Bangaram (T65)
INS Bitra (T66)
INS Batti Malv (T67)
INS Baratang (T68)
 India 260 tonnes
Trinkat class INS Trinkat (T61).jpg Patrol vessels INS Trinkat (T61)  India 260 tonnes

Patrol boats[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Patrol boats (110)
Super Dvora class FAC T-84 Patrol boats T80
T81
T82
T83
T84
T85
T86
 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.[12]
Immediate Support Vessel Immediate Support Vessels T-38, T-39 & T-40 ready for commissioning.jpg Patrol boat 23 in service  India 60 tonnes 23 in service as of September 2015. Used by ONGC to protect off-shore establishments.[13]

Torpedo recovery vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Torpedo recovery vessels (1)
Astradharani class INS Astradharini.jpg Torpedo recovery vessel INS Astradharani (A61)  India 650 tonnes [14][15]

Auxiliary fleet[edit]

Replenishment ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Replenishment ships (4)
Deepak class INS Shakti A57.jpg Replenishment oiler INS Deepak (A50)
INS Shakti (A57)
 Italy 27,500 tonnes
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

Support ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Support ships (6)
Nireekshak Class INS Nireekshak.jpg Diving support vessel INS Nireekshak (A15) 2,160 tonnes
Dredger 1 Class Dredging vessel Dredger 1  India Ship built by Tebma Shipyard Limited and inducted on 25 March 2015.[16]
Nicobar class Troopship INS Nicobar
INS Andamans
 Poland 19,000 [17][18][19]

Research and survey vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Research and survey vessels (9)
Sagardhwani INS Sagardhwani (A74).jpg Research vessel INS Sagardhwani (A74)  India 2,050 tonnes
Sandhayak class INS Darshak in Seychelles.jpg Survey vessel INS Nirupak (J14)
INS Investigator (J15)
INS Jamuna (J16)
INS Sutlej (J17)
INS Sandhayak (J18)
INS Darshak (J20)
INS Sarvekshak (J22)
 India 1,800 tonnes INS Nirdeshak (J19) decommissioned in 2014
Makar class INS Makar Survey vessel INS Makar (J31)  India 500 tonnes

Training vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Training vessels (4)
INS Tir (A86).JPG Training vessel INS Tir (A86)  India 3,200 tonnes
Training vessel (sail) INS Varuna  India 110 tonnes
INS Tarangini Training vessel (sail) INS Tarangini (A75)
INS Sudarshini (A77)
 India 500 tonnes
Mhadei class INSV Mhadei.jpg Training boat (sail) INSV Mhadei (A76)
INSV Tarini
 India 23 tonnes Has been used for solo, unassisted, non-stop circumnavigation under sail two times.[20][21]

Tugboats[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Tug boats (19)
INS Gaj (2002).jpg Ocean-going tugboat INS Gaj (2002)  India 560 tonnes Not to be confused with decommissioned Gaj-class tugboat
IRS class Ocean-going tugboat INS Himmat
INS Dhiraj
INS Sahas
 India 472 tonnes 50 tonne bollard pull tugs[22][23]
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 tonne bollard pull tugs[24]
Tugboat INS Balwan
INS Sahayak
INS Buland
 India 25 tonne bollard pull tugs[25][26][27]

Deep submergence rescue submersibles[edit]

Class Picture Type Boats Origin Displacement[a] Note
Deep submergence rescue submersibles (2)
DSAR class LR5 rescue vehicle is lowered into the water.JPEG Deep-submergence rescue vehicle 2  United Kingdom 25 tonnes [28][29]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Origin Displacement Note
Miscellaneous (25)
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.
DSAR class Deep-submergence rescue vehicle  United Kingdom 25 tonnes
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
INS Ankola
578 tonnes Not listed on official Indian Navy website.
Shalimar class Small ferryboat INS Neelam
INS Mohini
 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.
L&T Yard 55000 (Floating Dock - FDN 2) Floating Dock Floating Dock (FDN-2)  India 8000 Tonnes [30]

See also[edit]

Indian navy related lists
Indian miltary related related
Other related topics

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Displacement when submerged

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