Naval Weapons

BDL to supply locally developed ship-launched torpedoes to Indian Navy

14 June 2019

Indian state-owned defence company Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has signed an INR11.87 billion (USD170.7 million) contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply heavyweight Varunastra anti-submarine torpedoes for the Indian Navy's (IN's) front-line warships.

The company announced in a 13 June statement that the contract, which was signed in New Delhi two days earlier, mandates the delivery of the ship-launched torpedoes over the next 42 months.

Although BDL did not disclose the number of torpedoes to be supplied, IN sources told Jane's that the contract is for 73 Varunastras, with additional orders expected once this contract has been fulfilled.

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