Mumbai: The first of the indigenous Scorpene-class submarines, INS Kalvari, will be commissioned in the Indian Navy on Thursday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries, navy officials said on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dedicate to the nation, the naval submarine INS Kalvari in Mumbai tomorrow. INS Kalvari is a diesel-electric attack submarine that has been built for the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited. pic.twitter.com/uS2QSGdi3R
— ANI (@ANI) December 13, 2017
Commissioning of this submarine — named after the first Foxtort-class submarine, INS Kalvari inducted into the navy on 8 December, 1967 — comes days after the Navy observed the golden jubilee of its submarine wing.
The Scorpenes are being built by the Mazagaon Dockyard Limited here under Project 75 with the transfer of technology from a foreign collaborator — DCNS of France.
The state-of-the-art features of the Scorpenes include superior stealth and ability to launch crippling attacks on the enemy with precision-guided weapons.
The attacks can be carried out with torpedoes both while submerged or on the surface — in all war theatres, including the tropics, giving it the invulnerability unmatched by many other submarines.
The second Scorpene submarine, INS Khanderi, is presently undergoing trials and is likely to be soon inducted into the navy.
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Updated Date: Dec 13, 2017 16:30 PM