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INS Kalvari commissioned into Indian Navy: Key developments

INS Kalvari commissioned into Indian Navy: Key developments
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday commissioned the INS Kalvari submarine and dedicated it to the nation. The Scorpene-class submarine is named...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday commissioned the INS Kalvari submarine and dedicated it to the nation. The Scorpene-class submarine is named after a tiger shark, Kalvari, a deadly deep-sea predator of the Indian Ocean.

Take a look at the key developments:

Kalvari is the first conventional submarine to be commissioned in 17 years after the first-ever submarine inducted into the Indian Navy from Russia was in 1967.

The 1,565-tonne submarine is designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS.The diesel-electric submarine is equipped with sea-skimming SM-39 Exocet missiles, the heavy-weight wire-guided surface along with underwater target torpedoes.

With a speed of 20 knots, the submarine boasts of superior stealth features including advanced acoustic silencing techniques, hydro-dynamically optimised shape, low radiated noise levels, apart from the ability to launch a crippling attack on the enemy using precision-guided weapons.
The second one INS Khanderi is expected to be commissioned by mid-2018 which will be followed by the third INS Karanj by early-2019.

This is first of the six Scorpene-class submarines handed over by MDL in Mumbai as a part of the "Project-75" of the Indian Navy. The six submarines are being built as part of the Rs 23,652 cr which will be inducted by 2020-2021.The naval fleet, at present only has 13 ageing conventional submarines in its arsenal.

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