Indian Navy to induct Kalvari and Khanderi submarines in 2017

The Navy will induct two Scorpene class submarines, Kalvari and Khanderi in 2017 and a third one named Vela in the future.

Indian Navy to induct Kalvari and Khanderi submarines in 2017

Rear Admiral Mohit Gupta said on Friday that the Navy will induct two Scorpene class submarines Kalvari and Khanderi in 2017 and a third one named Vela in the future.

Kalvari was set on sale for the first time in 2016 and was manufactured at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Mumbai. The submarine used its own propulsion during the first sea trial, off the Mumbai coast and already successfully finished trials of its propulsion system, navigation aids etc added the Navy. 

The Navy said the invulnerability of the submarine gives it an edge over other submarines in naval war.

Navy added that in last few months Kalvari had underwent many sea trials. The speciality of the Scorpene include sophisticated stealth and its superior ability to storm enemy ships using precision-guided weapons.

The submarine can launch attack on other vessels using torpedoes, tube launched anti-ship missiles from deep inside the sea and pose major challenge to enemy ships.