INS KABRA (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Sci and Tech)

News-CRUX-10     11th January 2024        
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Context: Indian warship, INS Kabra, an indigenous fast attack craft, docked at the Colombo port in a move aimed at fostering bilateral ties between India and Sri Lanka.

INS Kabra

  • Origin: The vessel is named after an island in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago.
  • Car Nicobar Class Affiliation: It belongs to the Car Nicobar class of high-speed offshore patrol vessels, constructed by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) for the Indian Navy.
  • Series Placement: It is the eighth vessel in a series of 10 Fast Attack Crafts.
  • Cost-Effective Design: These vessels are specifically designed as a cost-effective platform for various operations, including patrol, anti-piracy, and rescue missions within India's Exclusive Economic Zone.
  • Island-Inspired Names: Both the class and its vessels are named after Indian islands, contributing to a distinct nautical identity.
  • Water Jet Propulsion Pioneers: The class marks a significant milestone as the first water jet propelled vessels in the Indian Navy.
  • Impressive Speed and Manoeuvrability: Boasting a top speed exceeding 35 knots, the vessel, offers excellent manoeuvrability, making it an ideal choice for high-speed interdiction of fast-moving targets.
  • maneuverability
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