New Delhi: Indian navy is getting more power day by day. Recently they added INS Kalvari in its fleet. It is also Modi’s big boost to full-fill Make in India Program. Now, INS Karanj likely to join soon in the line. It is the third submarine of the first batch of four Kalvari-class submarines for the Indian Navy.
It is a diesel-electric attack submarine based on the Scorpène class, designed by French naval defence and energy group. Mumbai based Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders have confirmed that fabrication work on the third Scorpene Submarine is completed and the vessel is undergoing final touch up.
The 3rd Submarine has been named ‘INS Karanj’. The Submarine INS Karanj will be ready for launch before the end of 2017. Construction on the remaining three submarines is under full-swing. All three submarines are currently being outfitted with the hull and other command and control systems. Delivery of each submarine will happen at a successive rate of one submarine every nine months.
The construction of all Submarines will be completed by 2020. The first Scorpene Submarine is ready for active deterrent patrol of the vast Indian Ocean and the second is undergoing weapons trials.
Earlier, the Make-in-India programme received a big boost as the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines, being built in India as part of technology transfer from France, was delivered to the Navy.
Named after the dreaded deep sea predator Tiger Shark, the INS Kalvari is the first indigenously built submarine in 22 years. A stealth boat, it will act as a force multiplier for the Navy by launching massive attacks through precision guided weapons. It has a range of 12,000 km, allowing for a wide area of operation.
Kalvari is first of the six Scorpene-class submarines being built under Project-75 by Mazagon Docks Ltd. with technology transfer from DCNS, a French naval shipbuilder. Sources said that now that Kalvari has been delivered, it is likely to be commissioned in October and will slip into the Arabian Sea soon after.