Narendra Modi in Mumbai, to commission Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Mumbai late Wednesday night to attend the commissioning ceremony of Scorpene-class submarine Kalvari.

PTI December 14, 2017 08:03:52 IST
Narendra Modi in Mumbai, to commission Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari today

Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Mumbai late Wednesday night to attend the commissioning ceremony of Scorpene-class submarine Kalvari on Thursday.

Narendra Modi in Mumbai to commission Scorpeneclass submarine INS Kalvari today

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

"The prime minister landed at Mumbai at around 11 pm and proceeded to the Raj Bhavan where he will stay overnight," an official told PTI.

He was received at the airport by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao.

Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines handed over by shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Limited, will be commissioned into the Navy by Modi in Mumbai on Thursday.

The submarines, designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS, are being built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai as part of Project-75 of the Indian Navy.

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