List of submarines of the Indian Navy

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This is a list of submarines of the Indian Navy, grouped by class, and ordered by pennant numbers within the class.[1]

Commissioned submarines[edit]

Class Picture Type Boats Origin Displacement[a] Note
Nuclear-powered submarines (2 in service)
Arihant class INS Arihant Ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) INS Arihant (S73)  India 6,000 tonnes Commissioned in August 2016.[2]
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.
Diesel-electric submarines (13 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 Sindhurashtra (S65)
 Soviet Union 3,076 tonnes S63 Sindhurakshak exploded and sank on 14 August 2013. Officials say it is "highly unlikely" she will return to active service,[3] although she was salvaged in June 2014.[4]
Shishumar class Shishumar class submarine.JPG Attack submarine INS Shishumar (S44)
INS Shankush (S45)
INS Shalki (S46)
INS Shankul (S47)
 Germany 1,850 tonnes To be upgraded to prolong service life.[5]

Under construction[edit]

Class Picture Type Boats Origin Displacement[a] Note
Nuclear-powered submarines
Arihant class Arihant 1.jpg Ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) INS Aridhaman (S74)
 India 6,000 tonnes Lead vessel Arihant commissioned in August 2016.[2][6]
Diesel-electric submarines (6 under construction)
Kalvari class INS Kalvari at the Mazagon Dock Limited on the day of her undocking (4).JPG Attack submarine INS Kalvari (S50)[7]
INS Khanderi (S51)[7]
S 52
S 53
S 54
S 55
1,565 tonnes INS Kalvari is expected to be commissioned in March 2017.[8][9]
INS Khanderi is expected to be commissioned in December 2017[10]
Remaining vessels expected to be delivered and commissioned from 2018-2020.[11]

Decommissioned submarines[edit]

Class Ships Origin Commissioned Decommissioned Displacement[a] Note
Nuclear-powered Attack submarines
Charlie class INS Chakra (K-43)  Soviet Union 1 September 1987 January 1991 5,000 tonnes Leased for 10 years but returned to Soviet Union in 1991 after 3 years. Decommissioned and scrapped 1992.
Diesel-electric submarines (13 in Service)
Kalvari class INS Kalvari (S23)
INS Khanderi (S22)
INS Karanj (S21)
INS Kursura (S20)
 Soviet Union 8 December 1967
6 December 1968
4 September 1969
18 December 1969
31 May 1996
18 October 1989
1 August 2003
27 September 2001
2,475 tonnes Sail on display
Sail on display
As a museum
Vela class INS Vela (S40)
INS Vagir (S41)
INS Vagli (S42)
INS Vagsheer (S43)
 Soviet Union 31 August 1973
3 November 1973
10 August 1974
26 December 1974
25 June 2010
7 June 2001
9 December 2010
30 April 1997
2,475 tonnes Unknown
To be preserved as a museum
INS Kursura museum ship

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Displacement when submerged


  1. ^ "Submarines active". Indian Navy. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Now, India has a nuclear triad". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Indian navy's submarine woes 14 August 2013
  4. ^ Manish K Pathak (7 June 2014). "INS Sindhurakshak finally brought to surface". DNA. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  5. ^ S. Anandan (3 December 2013). "Navy to extend life of six ageing submarines". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Satisfied with nuclear sub Arihant trials: Navy Chief". 
  7. ^ a b
  8. ^ "Commissioning of INS Kalvari delayed". The Asian Age. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  9. ^ "Indian Navy gears up to induct more submarines, warships in 2017". The Asian Age. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  10. ^ "Second Scorpene submarine ready". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  11. ^ "INS Kalvari sea trials begin today: All you need to know about the attack submarine". Indian Express. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 

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