- India’s first modern conventional submarine, INS Kalvari, was inducted into the Navy, a first in almost two decades.
- Putting it into commission in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra lauded the efforts of the Navy for its role from disaster management to combating piracy.
- “Be it terrorism via sea, piracy, drug smuggling or illegal fishing, India is playing an important role in combating them,”.
- I call it SAGAR — security and growth for all in the region.
- ”Kalvari is an excellent example of ‘Make in India’ and every defence vehicle, from helicopters to submarines, will be made in India.
- Peace in Indian Ocean, which is the lifeline of global trade is better off with INS Kalvari and her follow on submarines.”
More about Kalvari:
- Kalvari is the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines that will be handed over by shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) to the Navy.
- The submarines, designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS, are being built by MDL in Mumbai as part of Project-75 of the Navy.
- Kalvari is a potent Man o’ War capable of undertaking offensive operations spanning across the entire spectrum of Maritime Warfare.
- She embodies cutting-edge technology and compares favourably with the best in the world.
- The Navy last inducted conventional diesel-electric submarine INS Sindhushastra, procured from Russia in July 2000.
- Kalvari, named after a deep sea tiger shark, weighs about 1,600 tonnes and carries the sea skimming SM 39 Exocet missiles and the heavyweight wire guided Surface and Underwater Target (SUT) torpedoes. For self-defence, it has mobile anti-torpedo decoys.