INS Kalvari Commissioning Video: Watch PM Narendra Modi Commission India’s First Scorpene Submarine Into Indian Navy
Mumbai, Dec 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned into the Indian Navy the country’s first scorpene submarine, INS Kalvari on Thursday. The commission was attended by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra and Flag Officer Commanding of the Western Naval Command apart from other defence officials. Here you can watch the commissioning ceremony live.
PM Modi reached Mumbai on Wednesday at around 11 pm and will attend the ceremony on Thursday. The PM will unveil INS Kalvari’s plaque at the commissioning ceremony which will be preceded by reading out the commissioning warrant, hoisting of colours and breaking of commissioning pennant with national anthem.
Watch Commissioning of INS Kalvari by Prime Minister Modi
India’s first of the six Scorpene-class submarines handed over by shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Limited, INS Kalvari is 66 metres long and is made up of high-tensile steel which ensures that the warship can withstand high yield stress allowing it to dive deeper. Reportedly, the submarine can operate at a depth of 300 meters underwater and travel 1,020 kms underwater.
It was originally designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS. Kalvari can carry 18 torpedoes and tube-launched anti-ship missiles underwater or from the surface. It is being built by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai as part of Project-75 of the Indian Navy.