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Indian Navy (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 102 Fleet Units


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The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Indian Navy (2024). The service currently counts 102 total units in its active naval inventory. This total includes frontline commissioned vessels but excludes smaller patrol vessels, auxiliary / survey ships, replenishment, and historical ceremonial types. The WDMMW review takes into account specific categories of warships covering attack, defense, and general support designs. Inventory numbers and related unit types are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "On Order" totals found at the bottom of this article are related to any future hulls currently under procurement/construction though said hulls may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons.

Updated: 01/25/2023 | © www.WDMMW.org




Total Hulls: 102

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TvR
99.1
TrueValue Rating takes incorporates strengths/weaknesses matched against the highest-rated service ( USN (323.9).
Global Rank
7 /39
Global Rank as compared to national powers of WDMMW. 39 total naval services from 39 nations are tracked. View Current Ranks.
Force Concentration

Carriers: 1 units
Submarines: 17 units
Fleet Core: 75 units
Amphib Asslt: 9 units
Force Balance

AVERAGE

Fleet covers basic operating requirements by addressing primary categories.

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Hull Prefix
"INS"
Established
1612
(412 yrs ago)
as the "East India Company's Marine"
Median Hull Age
21.1
Years
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0 to 15yrs

16 to 25yrs

26 to 30yrs

>30yrs


Aircraft Carriers (1)


Hulls defined as those designed primarily to launch, retreive, and maintain fixed-wing and/or rotary-wing aircraft; nuclear- or conventionally-powered.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
11yrs
Vikramaditya
R33
Kiev-class

Total Units: 1 (1%)


NOTES: INS Vikramaditya is the Soviet-era Kiev-class carrier (Baku-subclass) Admiral Gorshkov Projekt 11434




Submarines (17)


Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
3yrs
Arihant
S2
Arihant-class
7yrs
Kalvari
S21
Kalvari-class
5yrs
Khanderi
S22
Kalvari-class
3yrs
Karanj
S23
Kalvari-class
3yrs
Vela
S24
Kalvari-class
38yrs
Singhughosh
S55
Singhughosh-class
37yrs
Sindhudhvaj
S56
Singhughosh-class
37yrs
Sindhuraj
S57
Singhughosh-class
36yrs
Sinhuratna
S59
Singhughosh-class
36yrs
Sindhukesari
S60
Singhughosh-class
35yrs
Sindhukirti
S61
Singhughosh-class
33yrs
Sindhuvijay
S62
Singhughosh-class
24yrs
Sindhurashtra
S65
Singhughosh-class
38yrs
Shishumar
S44
Shishumar-class
38yrs
Shankush
S45
Shishumar-class
35yrs
Shalki
S46
Shishumar-class
30yrs
Shankul
S47
Shishumar-class

Total Units: 17 (17%)


NOTES: The Kalvari-class boats are based in the French-originated Scorpene design; Sindhughosh-class is the Soviet-era Kilo-class submarine; the Shishumar-class is the German Type 209.




Destroyers (10)


Multi-mission hulls developed for Blue Water environment; operating independently or as part of the main surface fleet.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
3yrs
Visakhapatnam
D66
Visakhapatnam-class
10yrs
Kolkata
D63
Kolkata-class
9yrs
Kochi
D64
Kolkata-class
8yrs
Chennai
D65
Kolkata-class
27yrs
Delhi
D61
Delhi-class
25yrs
Mysore
D60
Delhi-class
23yrs
Mumbai
D62
Delhi-class
42yrs
Rana
D52
Rajput-class
38yrs
Ranvir
D54
Rajput-class
36yrs
Ranvijay
D55
Rajput-class

Total Units: 10 (10%)


NOTES: Rajput-class based in the Soviet Navy Kashin-class destroyer.




Frigates (13)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
14yrs
Shivalik
F47
Shivalik-class
13yrs
Satpura
F47
Shivalik-class
12yrs
Sahyadri
F49
Shivalik-class
21yrs
Talwar
F40
Talwar-class
21yrs
Trishul
F43
Talwar-class
20yrs
Tabar
F44
Talwar-class
12yrs
Teg
F45
Talwar-class
12yrs
Tarkash
F50
Talwar-class
11yrs
Trikand
F51
Talwar-class
24yrs
Brahmaputra
F31
Brahmaputra-class
20yrs
Betwa
F39
Brahmaputra-class
19yrs
Beas
F37
Brahmaputra-class
36yrs
Gomati
F21
Godavari-class

Total Units: 13 (13%)




Corvettes (23)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than frigates but larger than OPVs, capable of operating independently or as part of the main fighting fleet.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
10yrs
Kamorta
P28
Kamorta-class
8yrs
Kadmatt
P29
Kamorta-class
7yrs
Kiltan
P30
Kamorta-class
4yrs
Kavaratti
P31
Kamorta-class
26yrs
Kora
P61
Kora-class
23yrs
Kirch
P62
Kora-class
23yrs
Kulish
P63
Kora-class
20yrs
Karmuk
P64
Kora-class
35yrs
Khukri
P49
Khukri-class
34yrs
Kuthar
P46
Khukri-class
33yrs
Kirpan
P44
Khukri-class
33yrs
Khanjar
P47
Khukri-class
35yrs
Nishank
K43
Veer-class
33yrs
Vibhuti
K45
Veer-class
32yrs
Vipul
K46
Veer-class
31yrs
Vinash
K47
Veer-class
29yrs
Vidyut
K48
Veer-class
30yrs
Nashak
K83
Veer-class
22yrs
Prabal
K92
Veer-class
22yrs
Pralaya
K91
Veer-class
35yrs
Abhay
P33
Abhay-class
34yrs
Ajay
P34
Abhay-class
34yrs
Akshay
P35
Abhay-class

Total Units: 23 (23%)


NOTES: Veer-class based in the Soviet-era Tarantul-class corvette design; Abhay-class based in the Soviet-era Pauk-class.




Offshore Patrol Vessels (29)


Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
11yrs
Saryu
P54
Saryu-class
11yrs
Sunayna
P57
Saryu-class
10yrs
Sumedha
P58
Saryu-class
10yrs
Sumitra
P59
Saryu-class
35yrs
Sukanya
P50
Saryu-class
34yrs
Subhadra
P51
Saryu-class
33yrs
Suvarna
P52
Saryu-class
34yrs
Savitri
P53
Saryu-class
33yrs
Sharada
P55
Saryu-class
31yrs
Sujata
P56
Saryu-class
15yrs
Car Nicobar
14 Boats
Car Nichobar-class
11yrs
Bangaram
T65
Bangaram-class
11yrs
Bitra
T66
Bangaram-class
10yrs
Batti Malv
T67
Bangaram-class
10yrs
Baratang
T68
Bangaram-class
19yrs
Trinkat
T61
Trinkat-class

Total Units: 29 (28%)




Amphibious Assault (9)


Hulls designed specifically for the support of amphibious-minded, offshore / close-to-shore operations.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
17yrs
Jalashwa
L41
Austin-class
37yrs
Magar
L20
Magar-class
27yrs
Gharial
L23
Magar-class
17yrs
Shardul
L16
Shardul-class
16yrs
Kesari
L15
Shardul-class
15yrs
Airavat
L24
Shardul-class
40yrs
Cheetah
L18
Kumbhir-class
39yrs
Guidar
L21
Kumbhir-class
38yrs
Kumbhir
L22
Kumbhir-class

Total Units: 9 (9%)


NOTES: INS Jalashwa is the former USS Trenton LPD-14.




On Order (8)


Hulls set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).

Arighat
Ball. Msle. Sub
Unnamed Boat
Ball. Msle. Sub
Unnamed Boat
Ball. Msle. Sub
Mormugao
Destroyer
Imphal
Destroyer
Surat
Destroyer
Tushil
Frigate
Tamala
Frigate

Total Units: 8


NOTES: ex-Russian Navy ships Admiral Butakov and Admiral Istomin are being sold off to India to become INS Tushil and INS Tamala.


On Order Commitment: 8 Units


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