September 25, 2021
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Floating threats
Naval minelaying capability

There are no designated mine laying surface ships in the Indian Navy’s inventory but it has submarines that can lay naval mines with greater stealth and hence greater surprise element for the intended enemy. What it does have is a diminishing fleet of “mine counter-measure” (MCM) vessels which is a different way of describing minesweeping-as distinct from minelaying - capabilities.

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