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PM Narendra Modi dedicates first made-in-India Scorpene class submarine INS Kalvari to nation

Kalvari, The First Of The Six Scorpene-class Submarine Shanded Over By Ship Builder Mazagon Dock Limited, Will Becom Missioned Into The Navy By Modi On Thursday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 14 Dec 2017, 10:39:47 AM


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated India's first new conventional submarine INS Kalvari to the nation in Mumbai on Thursday.

The prime minister landed at Mumbai at around 11 pm on Wednesday and proceeded directly to the Raj Bhavan.

He was received at the airport by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao.

Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene-class submarine handed over by ship builder Mazagon Dock Limited, got commissioned into the Navy by Modi on Thursday.

The submarines, designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS, are being built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai as part of Project-75 of the Indian Navy.

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First Published : 14 Dec 2017, 08:21:23 AM