The first of six India’s homegrown Scorpene-class submarines, INS Kalvari was commissioned for the Indian Navy by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders, Mumbai today.
The six Scorpene submarines being constructed in the country with technology transfer from French firm DCNS under a Rs 23,562-crore (US $3.6 billion) programme called Project 75.
The scorpenes would be equipped with a new anaerobic propulsion system (AIP) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
Six Scorpene submarines were ordered in 2005, and are being built at Mazagaon Docks (MDL) with technical assistance and transfer of technology as well as equipment from DCNS (now Naval Group).
The Scorpene submarine is one of the newer submarines of the Indian Navy, and has the capability of launching an anti-ship missile from below the surface of water which is expected to boost the navy. Sensitive data related to the Scorpene was leaked in the Australian media last year. A committee was set up to look into the matter.
In early March, the Indian Navy conducted the maiden firing of an SM39 anti-ship missile from INS Kalvari. The missile hit a surface target at extended ranges during the trial firing, and not only for the Kalvari submarine, but also in enhancing the Indian Navy’s sub-surface warfare capability.
All six Scorpene being built in India are to be equipped with anti-ship missiles, which can help neutralise surface threats at extended ranges.
Indias navy is readying to receive INS Kalvari, an attack submarine later this month as part of major steps in rebuilding its depleted underwater combat forces. The commissioning later this month of this Scorpene class submarine is a major achievement in Indias move to rebuild its depleted underwater fighting force, and the first of six on order,
Indias Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders in Mumbai will likely be handing over INS Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines to the Navy next month. "We are aiming to hand over the submarine to the Navy next month as all the trials have been conducted
Indias second conventional submarine, INS Khanderi, built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd will start sea trials this week at Mumbai coast. INS Khanderi is slated to begin its long sea trials from Thursday,
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Indias second scorpene-class submarine, INS Khanderi will be inducted into service by early May, according to a defense source. “Khanderi has completed all trials and is in the final stages of acceptance
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