UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2016

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    Which one of the following is the best description of INS Astradharini', that was in the news recently?

    A)  Amphibious warfare ship

    B)  Nuclear-powered submarine

    C)  Torpedo launch and recovery vessel

    D)  Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] INS Astradharini is an indigenously designed and built torpedo launch and recovery vessel built by Short Shipyard for the Indian Navy. It was commissioned to Navy Service on 6th October, 2015 at the Naval Base in Visakhapatnam. After commissioning, the ship entered the Eastern Naval Command. The vessel is a replacement of INS Astravahini that was built by Goa Shipyard Limited and PS & Company for the Indian Navy. It was decommissioned on 17th July, 2015 after 31 years of service.

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