Scorpene-class submarine Kalvari


  • 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.


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