Magar-class amphibious warfare vessel

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INS Magar (L20) at Anchorage.JPG
INS Magar
Class overview
Name: Magar class
Operators:  Indian Navy
Preceded by: Kumbhir class
Succeeded by: Shardul class
Planned: 2
Completed: 2
Active: 2
General characteristics
Type: Amphibious warfare vessel
Displacement: 5,665 tons (full load)[1]
Length: 120 m (390 ft)
Beam: 17.5 m (57 ft)
Draught: 4 m (13 ft)
Ramps: Bow doors
Propulsion: 2 × 8560 hp sustained diesel engine
Speed: 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Range: 3,000 nmi (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) @ 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
Capacity: 15 Tanks, 8 APCs
Troops: 500
Complement: 136 (incl 16 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
1 BEL 1245 navigation radar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
BEL Ajanta as intercept
  • 4 × Bofors 40 mm/60 guns,
  • 2 × 122 mm 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.[2]


The ships are stationed at the naval base in Visakhapatnam 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).


 Number   Name   Builder   Homeport   Commissioned   Status 
L20 INS Magar Hindustan Shipyard Limited/GRSE Visakhapatnam 15 July 1987 Active
L23 INS Gharial Hindustan Shipyard Limited/GRSE Visakhapatnam 14 February 1997 Active

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Indian Naval Ships-Landing Ship Tank - Magar Class Archived June 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Magar Class". Bharat Rakshak. Retrieved 21 February 2015.