Indian Project 877 submarine in waters

Moscow: India got refit and modernized INS Sindhurakshak (S63), a Project 877 EKM (NATO Kilo-class) submarine from Russian on Saturday, report Dispatch News Desk (DND). The contract to Russia was granted in in June 2010.

Part of the refit involved installation of equipment for Klub-S (3M54E1 anti-ship and 3M14E land attack) cruise missiles and over ten Indian and foreign-made systems including the Ushus hydro-acoustic (sonar) system and CSS-MK-2 radio communications system. In addition, the boat’s cooling system was modified, a “Porpoise” radio-locater fitted and other work carried out “increasing the boat’s military capacity and safety.”