INS Kalavari Handed over to Indian Navy

For the first time in 22 years, India’s first ingenuously built INS Kalavari submarine has been handed over to the Indian Navy
INS Kalavari, a diesel-electric attack submarine, is a Scorpene-class submarine and is the first of the six submarines being built in India under Project-75 by Mazagon Docks Limited with a technology transfer from France’s DCNS

Kalavari, which is named after the tiger shark, is a stealth submarine and is difficult to be detected by the enemy. It weighs 1,550 tonnes and is equipped with six 533-millimeter torpedo tubes for launching anti-ship torpedoes, anti-ship missiles, and sea mines.

INS Kalavari’s induction will be a landmark milestone in India’s bid to build its underwater warfare capabilities with an eye on China and Pakistan,
DCNS was awarded the $4.16 billion contract to build the submarines in cooperation with Mazagon Docks Limited in 2005.

The second Scorpene submarine INS Khanderi was launched in January 2017 after the ghost of a data leak which threatened to derail the project in August 2016.

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