Prelims 830

With reference to INS KALVARI consider the following statements:
1. It is a diesel-electric submarine.
2. It is being built in collaboration with Russia.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
Explanation :
The INS KALVARI is a diesel-electric attack submarine that has been built for the Indian Navy by the Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited. It is the first of six such submarines that will be inducted into the Indian Navy and represents a significant success for the “Make in India” initiative. The project has been undertaken with French collaboration. The submarine boasts of superior stealth features such as advanced acoustic silencing techniques, low radiated noise levels, hydro-dynamically optimized shape and the ability to launch a crippling attack on the enemy using precision-guided weapons, according to MDL.