Mumbai: The Indian Navy successfully conducted maiden firing of an AntiShip missile from first of Kalvari class submarines, during test firing in the Arabian Sea on Thursday. The missile has successfully hit a surface target at extended ranges during the trial firing which was held on Thursday morning.
According to a tweet by SpokespersonNavy, the project 75 Submarine Kalvari successfully launched underwater missile and engaged the surface target.
As per the details released by the Indian Navy, this missile launch is a significant milestone for the Kalvari, which is the first in a series of Scorpene class submarine being built in India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the country’s defence scientists for successfully testing the missile, saying it was a proud moment for the entire nation.
The missle provide the submarine the ability to neutralise surface threats at extended ranges. On Wednesday, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired an indigenously developed supersonic Interceptor Missile from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.