Prime Minister Narendra Modi has commissioned scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari into the Indian Navy in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
It is first of the six Scorpene-class submarines built under the strategic Project 75 built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) with assistance and technology transfer from France’s DCNS.
INS Kalvari will be the first conventional submarine to be inducted into India Navy after more than 17 years.
INS Sindhushastra was last inducted conventional diesel-electric submarine in July 2000 which was procured from Russia.
INS Kalvari is most modern non-nuclear stealth submarine in India Navy.
‘Kalvari’ is Malayalam word that means deep-sea tiger shark.
It is powered by two 1250 kW MAN extremely silent diesel-electric diesel engines making it very difficult to detect underwater.
It boasts highly advanced Combat Management System and a sophisticated Integrated Platform Management System.
Submarine Tactical Integrated Combat System (SUBTICS) suite is heart of INS Kalvari’s weapons system which processes information from sonars on-board submarine in detecting targets which can then be engaged with torpedoes or missiles.