Kalvari, India’s indigenous Scorpene class submarine, is all decked up to join the Indian Navy, it was officially announced today.
“Submarine #Kalvari Pride of #MazagonDock Shipbuilders after a fresh coat of paint, getting ready for delivery to Mighty #IndianNavy JaiHind”-Director (Submarine) at MDL shipyard said in a tweet, with a photo of the newly decked up underwater vessel.
Kalvari has successfully test-fired a torpedo, defence minister Arun Jaitley has said recently congratulating the scientists and engineers for the success.
This was the last major test that was required before the submarine could be handed over to the Indian Navy.
Jaitley said in a series of tweets that the test was done by the first Scorpene-class submarine Kalvari.
“Congratulations to our scientists, engineers on successfully test firing torpedo from the first indigenously built Scorpene Class Submarine.
“This indigenously built stealth Submarine will soon add potent underwater capability to the Indian Navy,” said Jaitley.On March 2, the Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene submarines being built in India, had test fired an anti-ship missile for the first time.
The Scorpenes submarines are being built by Mazagaon Dockyard Limited under Project 75 with transfer of technology from the collaborator, DCNS of France. Two of the submarines are ready, and rest four are under construction.