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.
Almost all Indians would be evacuated from strife-torn Yemen, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said as he praised the Navy for facilitating safe return of people from the Arab country where fighting is raging between security forces and Houthi.