India will induct 32 additional warships into its naval fleet by 2020, according to an Indian Navy officer.

Flag officer commanding-in-chief of the Eastern Naval Command Vice-Admiral Anup Singh said that out of the 32 ships, three are being built in Russia, two in Italy and the remaining 27 are being built locally.

He said the warships to be inducted in the service within a decade include corvettes, frigates and destroyers.

Currently five Kilo Class, or Sindhughosh, submarines and a Foxtrot submarine are deployed in the eastern coast and five Sindhughosh and four German KSS submarines on the western coast.