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Shardul-class tank landing ship
Class overview
Name: Shardul class
Builders: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers
Operators:  Indian Navy
Preceded by: Magar class
Completed: 3
Active: 3
General characteristics
Type: Tank landing ship
Displacement: 5,650 tons
Length: 125 m
Beam: 17.5 m
Draft: 4 m
Propulsion: Kirloskar PA6 STC engines
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Capacity: 11 MBT, 10 armored vehicles
465.8 m³ water, 1,292.6 m³ diesel fuel
Troops: 500
Complement: 11 officers, 145 sailors
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Decoy: Chaff launchers
Armament: 2 x WM-18 rocket launchers
4 x CRN-91 AA (Naval 30mm Medak) guns, MANPAD's.
Aircraft carried: 1 Sea King/HAL Dhruv

Shardul-class landing ships are large amphibious warfare vessels built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers for the Indian Navy. They are an evolution of the Magar class amphibious landing ships.

The class has an indigenous content of over 90% with state-of-the-art equipment.


INS Shardul was the first vessel commissioned at Karwar naval base, INS Kadamba. The second ship INS Kesari was commissioned at the Vishakapatnam naval base,[1] and later moved to Port Blair.[2] The third ship INS Airavata underwent sea trials in 2008 and was commissioned in 2009.[3][4][5]


 Name   Pennant   Builder   Homeport   Commissioned   Status 
INS Shardul L16 GRSE Karwar 4 January 2007 Active
INS Kesari L15 GRSE Port Blair 5 April 2008 Active
INS Airavat L24 GRSE Visakhapatnam 19 May 2009 Active



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