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» INS Kalvari,  Indian Navy’s first indigenous Scorpene-class stealth submarine will commence on its final phase of trials in September.

» INS Kalvari is a part of an $3.5 billion contract signed by the defence ministry with French firm DCNs  in October 2005 to jointly develop six submarines out of which  the first four will be conventional submarines, the last two are to be equipped with the Air Independent Propulsion System, which will enable the vessel to stay underwater for longer.

» Under Project-75 of the Indian Navy, the submarines are being built at Mumbai’s MDL dockyard under licence from DCNs.

» DCNs – Direction des Constructions Navels, a French industrial group specialised in naval defence and energy.

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