BDL delivers first Varunastra to Indian Navy
India's missile manufacturer Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has crossed another milestone. It has delivered the first Varunastra to the Indian Navy. Varunastra is the water weapon, incepted by Varuna, the god of the hydrosphere. Varunastra was flagged off recently by Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary Department of Defense R&D at BDL, Vizag Unit, in the presence of Vice-Admiral K Srinivas, Dr. Samir V Kamat, DG (NS&M), and Dr. OR Nandagopan, Director of NSTL. Varunastra is a ship that is an electrically-propelled anti-submarine torpedo. The heavyweight sub-marine is capable of targeting other submarines, both in deep and shallow waters. Varunastra can be fired from all ASW ships.