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Manohar Parrikar undocks first indigenously-built Scorpene Submarine Kalvari

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Kalvari, the first of the Indian Navy’s six Scorpene class stealth submarines, was “undocked”at the Mazagaon Dockyard Limited (MDL) in Mumbai, paving the way for sea trials and its eventual commissioning in September, 2016.

  • The six Scorpenes are being built by Mazagon Docks Ltd in collaboration with French firm DCNS.
  • P75(I) is the next project of the Navy under which six submarines will be built in India.
  • The first Scorpene submarine has been named after its predecessor, an erstwhile Russian ‘Foxtrot’ class submarine, Kalvari. It was the first submarine operated by India.
  • As for ‘Project 75′, the remaining five boats would be delivered by the yard by 2020.
  • The next five submarines will be rolled out from Mazgaon at intervals of nine months each, starting from September 2016.

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